Developers

Find content specifically for developers working on building API integrations, mapping data and syncing cloud services.

  • The Foundations of RESTful Architecture

    The Foundations of RESTful Architecture

    The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style allows us to achieve the architectural properties of performance, scalability, generality, simplicity, modifiability, and extensibility.

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  • What's That Object Called: Finance, Payments, eCommerce [Infographic]

    What's That Object Called: Finance, Payments, eCommerce [Infographic]

    Keeping track of object names when you need to map lots of objects from multiple APIs is enough to drive anyone crazy. Learn about Finance, Payments, and eCommerce objects with this infographic.

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  • How and Why to Use an OAuth Proxy URL with Cloud Elements

    How and Why to Use an OAuth Proxy URL with Cloud Elements

    Ok, so that title should really read “Why and How…” since I’m starting with “Why”, but I don’t look backwards and neither should you. You’re an engineer and you have code to write and I...

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  • How Cloud Elements is Fully Embeddable

    How Cloud Elements is Fully Embeddable

    Cloud Elements takes a different approach to integration by helping digital businesses offer white-labeled connectivity directly into any platform. Our 100% API-based platform is fully embeddable.

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  • Eloqua API Cheat Sheet

    Eloqua API Cheat Sheet

    Download the Eloqua API Integration Cheat Sheet to get a head start on your integration!

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  • The New Age of API Management - Reimagining the Magic Quadrant

    The New Age of API Management - Reimagining the Magic Quadrant

    Gartner recently named Cloud Elements a ‘Visionary’ on the Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management 2018.  Maintaining a visionary approach for API Management in an...

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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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  • Dev Discuss | Why we built our new UI in React, from the ground up

    Dev Discuss | Why we built our new UI in React, from the ground up

    Dev discussion with Aaron Fullerton, Cloud Elements' senior software engineer and occasional coffee enthusaist met with me, Chase Doelling, Cloud Elements' product marketer, to chat...

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  • OAuth Has Many Flaws But It is The Best We Have At The Moment

    OAuth Has Many Flaws But It is The Best We Have At The Moment

    I was enjoying the REST API Notes newsletter from my friend Matthew Reinbold (@libel_vox) today, and wanted to share my thoughts on his mention of my work while it was top of my mind. I always...

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  • Reinventing Eventing | Event-Driven Integration

    Reinventing Eventing | Event-Driven Integration

    One of the most common customer use cases that I encountered while on our Sales Engineering team was the ability for our customer’s application to detect and react to changes in a given...

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  • Guide to Cloud Elements Trial: Contact Sync

    Guide to Cloud Elements Trial: Contact Sync

    This guide is designed to step you through, as a developer, how to bidirectionally sync Contacts between your application and CRM, Marketing, Database, and many other endpoint categories.

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  • The Need for Event-Driven Integration

    The Need for Event-Driven Integration

    Developer sentiment is clear: developers’ and architects’ interest and adoption of event-driven integration is a mainstream objective, as confirmed by a research project on the current state of API.

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  • Instagram Platform API Integration Cheat Sheet

    Instagram Platform API Integration Cheat Sheet

    Download the Instagram Platform API Integration Cheat Sheet to get a head start on your integration

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  • Ditching The Pony Express: Calling Time on Point-to-Point Integration

    Ditching The Pony Express: Calling Time on Point-to-Point Integration

    The Pony Express was a very short-lived integration platform back in the late 1850s. It provided a way to deliver mail from east-coast to west-coast before major transportation links...

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  • What Is More Important? Having An API? Or Having A Well-Designed API?

    What Is More Important? Having An API? Or Having A Well-Designed API?

    I got some expected flack this week for some stories on database to API deployments, and allowing folks to just auto-generate APIs from database structures. This approach is notorious for...

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  • Dev Discuss | Why we built our own Functions as a Service

    Dev Discuss | Why we built our own Functions as a Service

    Dev discussion with Rocky Madden, avid functional programing, computational science, and high-scalability engineer. Lover of the sciences. Core contributor on the Cloud Elements...

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  • Postman As A Live Coding Environment In Presentations At APIStrat

    We just wrapped up the 8th edition of APIStrat in Portland, Oregon this last week. I’ll be working through my notes, and memory of the event in future posts, but thing that stood out for me was...

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  • How Do You Ask Questions Of Data Using APIs?

    How Do You Ask Questions Of Data Using APIs?

    I’m preparing to publish a bunch of transit related data as APIs, for us across a number of applications from visualizations to conversation interfaces like bots and voice-enablement. As I’m...

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  • Most API Developers Will Not Care As Much As You Do

    I believe in the potential of what APIs can do, and care about learning how we can do things right. Part of it is my job, but part of it is me wanting to do things well. Master my approach to...

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  • The Hard Things about Hard Integrations

    The Hard Things about Hard Integrations

    The ecosystem of data within SaaS applications is compounding. More data is generated from each micro-transaction on customers and potential customers than ever before. This charge is led by data-hung

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