[New feature] Add always-available documentation to your APIs

There's no sense creating an API that no one else can figure out how to use. That's why Thriftly Developer now allows you to document the APIs you create from your existing ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
June 13, 2018

How to get started securing APIs - OAuth2

If you want to create secure APIs, you have to know about OAuth2. OAuth2 (an evolution of the original OAuth) is the current standard in API security, providing a framework ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
January 30, 2018

How API security works

Proper API security checks users in and provides them with limited access to your system, just as a concierge does for guests at a hotel. Let me explain. The larger process of ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
January 23, 2018

The importance of API security

Think about your applications and databases as a dartboard in a bar. Then, think of hackers and other malicious entities as patrons throwing darts at that dartboard, attempting ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
January 16, 2018

The basics of API security - the intro

Anyone who knows anything about APIs knows to ask one basic question before launching one of their own: What about security?
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
January 04, 2018

How to entice developers to use your API

As a writer, I’ve learned getting people to read your work is just as hard, if not harder, than actually creating something. The same is true for APIs. You can put as much time ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
December 06, 2017

Top 4 signs you're using a legacy system

In the world of software, "legacy" is a dirty word. If you’re using legacy software, you’ve fallen behind in a world built on speed and innovation. Sticking with legacy systems ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
December 01, 2017

How to handle cloud outages: multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies

There’s one big problem with moving your business to the Cloud: What if the Cloud goes down?
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
November 29, 2017

Are microservices right for you?

The Internet is splintering. What used to be a World Wide Web, where every web application was accessed via a browser, is fast becoming a World of Apps, in which service ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
November 22, 2017

Getting paid for your API - how to monetize your API

Now that you’ve set a price and begun measuring usage, it’s time for the last step in API monetization: getting paid. Providing customers with an easy payment method saves ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
November 17, 2017