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API Ratings: Jan 11–18 | Twitter and Facebook

So. January 2021. Anything interesting happen this month? YIKES. Well, the internet keeps on chugging along, and so too do the APIs that keep it humming. And we’ve been watching so we can bring you this week’s API ratings. For our API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest Social Networks is a competitive category and one that has been in the news much of late!

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API Ratings: Jan 11–18 | Twitter and Facebook

So. January 2021. Anything interesting happen this month? YIKES. Well, the internet keeps on chugging along, and so too do the APIs that keep it humming. And we’ve been watching so we can bring you this week’s API ratings. For our API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest Social Networks is a competitive category and one that has been in the news much of late!

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Fintech API Ratings Jan 11-18: Cryptocurrency Exchanges

API Performance We are now hurtling through January and what a month it has been so far. But don’t fear, API.expert is still on the case with our weekly Fintech API ratings. For our Fintech API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular Fintech API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest Cryptocurrency Exchanges is a fairly competitive Fintech API category with 13 of the 17 APIs this week being in the Green Zone

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Fintech API Ratings Jan 4-11: Creation Cards

API Performance We can’t believe it’s still the first half of January 2021. But don’t fear, API.expert is still on the case with our weekly Fintech API ratings. For our Fintech API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular Fintech API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest One of the things about APIs is that you can go from hero to a zero in a moment. And sometimes you can go from zero

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API Ratings: Jan 5–12 | Messaging Latency

API Performance Yes, dear reader, it’s still the first half of January 2021. But don’t fear, API.expert is still on the case with our weekly API ratings. For our API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest We don’t usually look at the table of a category this way, but it can be illuminating to do. Here we see the Messaging category by reverse Median Latency.

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Fintech API Ratings Dec 28–Jan 4: Cryptocurrency Exchanges

API Performance Happy New Year! We took a week off last week for the Christmas/New Year holiday, but now we are back at the grindstone with our weekly Fintech API ratings. For our Fintech API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular Fintech API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest CryptoCompare props up the Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fintech API category table this week. It has a 100% pass rate, but has a lot of

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API Ratings: Dec 28–Jan 4 | Social Networks

API Performance Happy New Year! We took a week off last week for the Christmas & New Year holiday, but now we are back at the grindstone. For our API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest Social Networks is a pretty competitive API ratings category with everyone in the Green Zone this week and even the bottom API, LinkedIn, having a perfectly respectable CASC score

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Happy Holidays and Here’s to the New Year

In my lifetime, there have been lots of “you’ll always remember where you were” moments. The Challenger disaster and September 11, 2001, are the first two that always come to mind for me. But I think this will be the first time that the thing I will remember most is that I mostly stayed at home. It has been a challenging year for everybody as I can tell from the many, many Zoom/Teams/WebEx sessions with clients, team members, and partners – whether it is the loss of family and friends, of which there has been so much, or the challenge

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Fintech API Ratings Dec 7–14: Intuit Quickbooks

Something of interest Fintech is a pretty competitive category. Everyone has a CASC score over 8.50, which isn’t a bad effort at all. 6 out of the 10 APIs have a CASC score of 9.00 or more, which is also pretty good. Interestingly enough, Intuit QuickBooks props up the table with both its sandbox and production API, which have CASC scores only 0.01 apart. 8.51 is a perfectly respectable CASC score as far as it goes, although you can always do better. Both APIs have 100% pass rates and only slight variation in the number of outliers. Comparing Process Time

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API Ratings: Dec 7-14 | Pager Duty Outliers

API Ratings: Performance For our API ratings, we look at over 100 APIs and pull all the metrics together to give you a general feeling for the service quality for an organization’s APIs in a particular API ratings category with our patented CASC score. Something of interest Pager Duty has a lot of outliers – 7.10% – more than twice the number of Slack (3.38%). If we look at Total Time API ratings, we can see there is a lot of variation between locations. AWS North America is more than four times quicker than Azure South America and we see

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Fintech API Ratings Summary: November 2020

Something of interest HSBC languishes at the bottom of the Open Banking – UK – Open Data category of Fintech APIs this month, as it so often does. The API has a 100% pass rate and is blisteringly fast. So why does it find itself in the Amber Zone?  It does have the highest percentage of outliers at 2.91%. The CASC score is all about consistency. And the HSBC API might be fast, but it is not consistently fast. If we look at the average latency in November for a couple of example endpoints we will see the issue. For

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