REST APIs

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  • A Product Manager's Guide to Cloud Integrations

    A Product Manager's Guide to Cloud Integrations

    A cooperative app experience uses APIs to connect your application seamlessly with the cloud services used by your customers.

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  • Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Resource-Centric API Calls: Switching up the Cloud Elements Hubs

    Our API Hubs represent the intersection of resources across the Elements within a category of applications. We created a platform for API Integration with the assumption that...

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  • The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

    Along with online services and functions, public APIs also deliver new headaches for developers.

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  • What You Need to Know About OAS 3.0

    What You Need to Know About OAS 3.0

    Over the past few months, the members of the OAI Technical Developer Community (TDC) have been hard at work to make the next version of the OpenAPI Specification a reality: OAS 3.0.

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  • The Simple Guide to HTTP Verbs: PATCH, PUT, and POST

    The Simple Guide to HTTP Verbs: PATCH, PUT, and POST

    PATCH, PUT and POST are often confused. Many resources promote the concept of CRUD (create, read, update, delete) applications and tie HTTP verbs into a single part of the process. The...

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  • Best Practices for API Error Handling

    Best Practices for API Error Handling

    You have many ways to indicate an API call failure, including the built-in status codes included in HTTP. Use these best practices to help developers with their API integration.

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  • A Developer's Opinion of the Quickbooks API

    A Developer's Opinion of the Quickbooks API

    QuickBooks is an accounting program designed for small and mid-size businesses. Intuit, the company behind the QuickBooks API, has made it simple for developers to create apps with API...

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  • Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    Developing a Best-in-Class API Integration

    From January 2010 to January 2016, we saw a prolific increase in web APIs. As a result, API integration has become an integral part of business development, strategy and scalability. To...

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  • How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    How to Integrate Node.js into Your Product Strategy

    JavaScript's recent rise in popularity calls attention to platforms such as Node.js, which offers a revolutionary take on the role of JavaScript on the web. By now, it's clear that...

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  • API Definitions Are The Contract For Doing Business With APIs

    API Definitions Are The Contract For Doing Business With APIs

    I held a hangout with API Evangelist this morning, with Steve Willmot (@njyx) of @3scale, & Jakub Nesetril (@jakubnesetril) of @apiaryio today, where we discussed API definitions. Both Steve and...

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  • Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Database Hub: Convert Your Database to a RESTful API

    Picking the right database is a critical piece in your application stack and plays an important role in how you format and use your data.

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  • An API Operations Checklist

    An API Operations Checklist

    This guide includes some of the building blocks that should be a part of your central API developer portal, documentation, other elements of the management & operations for successful API providers.

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  • API Design: How to Implement Search, Browse, Select

    API Design: How to Implement Search, Browse, Select

    API Design is about developing apps with pre-built, pre-orchestrated integrations to complementary apps, but it’s more complex than point-to-point.

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  • The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    While WSDL is still a very viable way to define your web services, there has been many advancements in the ways you can define web APIs in 2015.

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  • Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know

    Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know

    As I work to complete more API definitions, with all API endpoints defined as an OpenAPI Spec, API Blueprint, and Postman Collection, with everything wrapped in a complete APIs.json index--I...

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  • Diff And Merging Of API Definition Formats

    Diff And Merging Of API Definition Formats

    As the number of API definitions increases out there, I'm coming across many duplicates of APIs I already have in my collection(s). In 2016, I will increasingly need to be able to execute a diff...

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  • Button To Run This API In The HTTP API Client of My Choice

    Button To Run This API In The HTTP API Client of My Choice

    There are more HTTP client tools out there than I can shake a stick at (I've reached that point, I'm shaking sticks at things), and in 2016 I predict there will be even more entrants into the...

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  • 10 Step Guide to API Integrations

    10 Step Guide to API Integrations

    Through our 10 Step Guide to API integration infographic, learn how to design an API integration and connect APIs to your SaaS Application.

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  • REST API for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: A .Net Integration Simplified

    REST API for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: A .Net Integration Simplified

    Here are a few differences between our Microsoft Dynamics CRM REST API and the original integration written in .Net.

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  • API Definition Origin, Validation, And Attribution

    API Definition Origin, Validation, And Attribution

    I have done a lot of work hand crafting, and often scrape crafting, machine readable OpenAPI Spec, as part of the work on the API Stack. Creating a usable API definition is a lot of work, making...

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