About Paul Cray

Machine Learning Specialist at APImetrics.

API Documentation Needs Love too

At APImetrics, we mainly deal in the analytics of APIs and the corresponding infrastructure that supports them. These traits are easily quantifiable and the results make for simple benchmarking and examination. Another crucial, yet slightly ambiguous attribute is the API’s documentaion. Developers spend countless hours designing and building the APIs that users depend on and love, but they tend to take shortcuts when it comes to documenting. It is easy to argue that the most important piece of UX for this type of product is not actually the Sign-Up, Homepage, or even the SDK download page, but actually the Documentation. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:16+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Opinion|2 Comments

Self-Regulation and Why Third-Party Monitoring Matters

Who Watches the Watchmen Self-Regulation, although sometimes viewed in a negative light, is actually a key cog in today’s global economy. It has helped a wide range of industries, from advertising, to health care, to professional sports. In advertising, groups like the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the National Advertising Review Council have helped protect consumers and monitor the industry. Within the health care industry, the American Medical Association has supplemented the government regulators to assist with maintaining the strict practices and procedures. The world of professional and amateur sports is very fragmented, however they all have governing bodies that assist [...]

By | 2016-10-29T01:57:17+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

API Health Report #1

The Impact of Cloud Service Provider on API Performance If you would like to download the full report for free, click HERE! When creating a mobile application, developers normally have significant reasoning for each and every part of that App. Developers pick tools and services they’re familiar with and that they believe will solve their problems. Whether it is the platform they choose to build on, the third-party APIs used, or the language they choose to write it in. There are specific reasons for each. Another major factor that is often overlooked, is which Cloud Provider to choose. Perhaps overlooked [...]

By | 2016-10-30T15:32:23+00:00 July 8th, 2015|IT and Cloud, Monthly Report|1 Comment