API Digest #108: APIs —Take your business to the next level

Published 8 July 2019 | Updated 8 July 2019 |

Greetings from API2Cart! We are back with our traditional monthly API Digest edition. Here are the most interesting news from the world of APIs we’ve collected for you:


1. Enterprise security must catch up with API innovation

 API security is now mission-critical for every organization – yet many still struggle to get it right. In fact, even companies with world-class security teams like Facebook and Google are getting caught off guard. In this article, Bernard Harguindeguy offers 12 must-have best practices for protecting API infrastructure from hacking and abuses.

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2. RESTful API Designing guidelines — The best practices

 There is a long debate going on the internet, about the best ways to design the APIs. There are no official guidelines defined for the same. In this post, Mahesh Haldar shares his own guidelines compiled on his experience of development.

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3. Top 10 Cloud API: Google Drive, Dropbox, BOX and others

 In recent years cloud storage has become one of the safest and most convenient ways of storing data and hosting services. Rakuten RapidAPI compiled a list of top 10 cloud storage APIs based on three main criteria such as API features, free storage capacity and price.

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4. APIs —Take your business to the next level

 In this article Ahesh Perera from Sysco LABS highlights a few but critical factors which we need to consider when we are planning a digital transformation of our business for taking it to the next level with APIs.

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5. SOAP vs REST.

 SOAP vs REST is a comparison that many programmers or even software architects usually ask themselves when developing APIs for their systems, but what is really the difference between them? Is it that one is superior to the other? In this article Mikel answers these questions.

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6. REST vs Streaming APIs: How They Differ

 There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. In this blog post Kristopher Sandoval talks about one such dichotomy: REST and Streaming APIs.

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Interested in getting the latest news in the API world? Check our digest #107 and #106 as well as stay tuned for the new blog posts.

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