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If your cloud apps don’t have APIs, you’re doing it wrong

Although many developers believe that APIs are optional, the more you understand their value, the more successful your cloud app will be

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How to use the Google Vision API

Happy or sad? Cat or person? Use the Google API to detect details about images

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How to get started with GraphQL

Learn the key concepts behind GraphQL and how to use it to develop efficient and evolvable APIs

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3 requirements of modern archive for massive unstructured data

As the nature and scale of enterprise data changes, secondary storage—especially archive—becomes a huge opportunity to add value to organizational data

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Users review API management tools

Developers weigh in on the pros and cons of API managers from Apigee, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Mulesoft, OpenLegacy, Oracle, and Tibco

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If it’s microservices vs. megaclouds, who wins?

In the battle between microservices and megaclouds, digital leaders need to assess which model will truly help them become industry leaders

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6 reasons why chatbots are taking over customer service

The key to chatbot success is the continued learning that enables them to leverage relevant data to truly connect with specific customers and augment the role of people

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Get logistical with the Bing Maps APIs

Bing’s mapping tools are adding services to help trucks get where they need to be, when they need to be there

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Now you can port code from .Net Framework to .Net Core

The beta of Windows Compatibility Pack adds 20,000 APIs to .Net Core for Windows, Linux, and MacOS web app developers, making it more like the Windows-only .Net Framework

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Which API management tools work best?

Discover what real users think of API management solutions

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How to secure ASP.Net Web APIs using authorization filters

Take advantage of ASP.Net Web API authorization filters to authorize incoming requests to your web API

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REST or SOAP in a cloud-native environment

There are plenty of discussions and comparisons of API architectures using REST versus SOAP. But which is a better approach when building cloud native services and applications?

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Making sense of Microsoft’s graph database strategy

From the Microsoft Graph to LinkedIn and beyond, Microsoft is betting on a graph database future

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Google releases SDK for augmented reality apps on Android

Similar to Apple’s ARKit for iOS, Android’s ARCore offers native APIs for motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation

Get started with Twilio’s programmable chat API

A guide to embedding chat directly into your web applications with Twilio and JavaScript

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The rules for REST: How to be RESTful in HTTP/JSON APIs

It’s easy to get sloppy in your APIs, so here’s a refresher on how to be correctly RESTful in your client scripts

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Get started with Twilio’s programmable video API

A guide to embedding video directly into your web applications with Twilio and JavaScript

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Cisco’s DevNet alters collaboration playing field

With the new iOS 10 swift codebase, APIs, and SDKs available through Cisco DevNet, video conferencing enhanced cross-enterprise collaboration has become a reality.

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