British Army Utilizes APIs for Increased Logistic Efficiency

Large organizations that have existed for centuries have employed computer technology since its innovation. 50 years ago, large-scale organizations contracted developers to utilize 1960s software and hardware technology to create systems that advantageously advanced the accomplishment of their missions. In subsequent decades, this software was tuned for evolving situations. Along the way, errors identified in […]

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Using Account Global Variables to Receive API Monitor Data in Specific Formats

My last post illustrated that calls to the World Bank Countries API can be configured to output the API data in multiple formats, including XML and JSON. The API Science platform supports the creation of global variables that are accessible by all API monitors in a user’s account. Global variables are defined and set using […]

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Configuring API Monitors for Specific Response Formats

Global variables can be utilized to store any kind of data that is needed as a reference resource within a complex API monitoring process. For example, global variables can be created by one API monitor, then that data store can be read as input data by another API monitor. In my post Introduction to API […]

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APIs and Hotel/Motel Rooms: A Real-Life Business Case

In the modern economy, where people are connected via smart-phones, tablets, texting platforms, etc., a customer’s need to quickly find lodging for a suddenly desired trip or brief vacation is well known. Hotel and motel chains provide web sites that show customers what rooms are available at each location at any future time period. Meanwhile, […]

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7 Ways to Validate that Your APIs Are Working Correctly

Online products that provide a complex service typically rely on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), utilizing online resources to provide basic information. The added value is in how their own software uses this information to create a new product that is of value to their users. The APIs that are utilized to create this unique product […]

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Why You Need to Monitor Your Product’s External and Internal APIs

If your company provides a web service, then maximizing your site’s uptime and providing your customer with the latest information your service provides should be prime objectives. Depending on what’s happening at the exact moment a customer makes a request to your service (clicks a button, enters text, clicks an image, etc.), your software must […]

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