[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 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

Measuring API usage - how to monetize your API

Immediately after you establish your initial pricing plan and release your API, you must start measuring your customers’ API usage. Customers’ usage patterns reflect exactly ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
November 08, 2017

Pricing API access - how to monetize your API

Pricing access to your API is the most complex part of creating a monetization model. There are a number of knobs you can turn when developing your pricing strategy, and each ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
October 18, 2017

How to monetize your API - the intro

Creating an API’s just your first step toward joining the API economy. To actually attract users and generate revenue, you need to put as much care into monetizing your API as ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
October 18, 2017

JSON web token (JWT) support in Thriftly

The October 2017 version of Thriftly provides support for JSON Web Tokens. JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) are an open standard method for authorizing users and transmitting information ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
September 08, 2017