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API.expert Weekly API Analysis: Hey Foursquare!

This Week’s API Highlights Twitter in the Social Networks API category takes the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.74. Department of Justice in the US Government API category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 47 ms, the same as last week. General Services Administration in the US Government API category takes the overall bottom spot this week with a CASC score of 6.00. We take a good, hard look at what went wrong with Foursquare this week. Something of interest Foursquare appears in two of our API categories, Search and Social Networks.

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API.expert Weekly Banking API Analysis: Lloyds Group APIs

This Week’s Banking API Highlights Tide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.82. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 88 ms, the same as last week. Halifax in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.59. We look at exactly what went wrong with the three Lloyds Group APIs in the Open Banking API

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API.expert Monthly Banking API Analysis: February 2021

This Month’s Banking API Highlights Royal Bank of Scotland (Sandbox) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category takes the overall title this month with a CASC score of 9.65. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again in February with a median latency of 91 ms, up from 86 ms in January. Virgin Money in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.97. Nationwide (Sandbox) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox

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API.expert Monthly API Analysis: February 2021

API Analysis Highlights: February GOV.UK in the UK Government category takes the overall top spot for the public sector again with a CASC score of 9.85, up from 9.77 in January. Department of Justice in the U.S. Government category takes the overall title for the public sector again with a median latency of 46 ms, down from 47 ms last month. Virgin Money in the Open Banking – UK – Production category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.97. thevirustracker.com in the Covid-19 category takes the overall wooden spoon this month with a CASC

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Banking APIs Weekly Analysis: The Fastest APIs

HSBC again is the fastest Banking API even as it languishes in the Amber Zone. The next five fastest Banking APIs are all NatWest Group brands, but Royal Bank of Scotland come somewhat further down the table. This isn’t necessarily something surprising. RBS and, especially, NatWest return a much longer list of ATMs and branches than Coutts (and Esme Loans doesn’t even have any). Coutts is a fast Banking API, but its DNS Lookup Time is affecting its performance especially from Azure. Even 28-29 ms is a very high fraction of the overall latency for a fast API. Matters are

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API Analysis: Google and Microsoft Bing

This Week’s API Analysis Highlights GOV.UK in the UK Government category takes the overall title again this week with a CASC score of 9.85, down from 9.86 last week. Department of Justice in the US Government category is the fastest API again this week with a median latency of 49 ms, up from 47 ms last week. thevirustracker.com in the Covid-19 category takes the overall Wooden Spoon this week with a CASC score of 3.45. We look further at how Google and Microsoft Bing compare in the Search category and find that Handshake Time and Process Time are areas of

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API Metrics Weekly Report: GitHub vs. Microsoft Office

GitHub is a perennially performant API, which this week again tops the Corporate Infrastructure API metrics. Usually, though Microsoft Office is the fastest API in the category, but not this week with GitHub pipping it to the top spot. GitHub is an excellent API. It is 3 ms faster overall than Microsoft Office, but it has a 100% pass rate compared to 99.99% and just 0.54% outliers compared to 2.21%, which is why Microsoft Office overall languishes at 12 out of 19 in terms of our API metrics CASC score. GitHub is fast for DNS lookup Time – 4 or

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API Metrics: Feb 2–9 | GitHub & Pager Duty

API Metrics: Feb 2–9 | GitHub & Pager Duty

Something of interest in this week’s API metrics Corporate Infrastructure is a pretty competitive API metrics category, with all APIs in the Green Zone and 9 out of 19 having a CASC score of over 9.00. If we look at outliers, we see there is a pretty large between the best performer, GitHub, with just 0.48% outliers, which comes top overall in terms of CASC score, and Pager Duty with 4.87% outliers – ten times as many. The seven best APIs in terms of outliers all have a CASC API metrics score of 9.18 or higher. We can see that

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Fintech API Metrics Weekly Report: Royal Bank of Scotland Wins!

Something of interest The Open Banking – UK – Production Fintech API metrics category is a big category. But let’s look at the Top Ten, but by outliers, not by CASC score. Now, what’s interesting is that the top three Fintech APIs by outliers are also the top three Fintech APIs by CASC score. You want to have a consistent service because that’s what your users want and you don’t want to have many outliers because they will affect user experience negatively, for instance, causing apps to time out. Tide takes the Fintech API title this week, but a photo

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APImetrics CEO David O’Neill at Apidays [VIDEO]

Our CEO David O’Neill spoke at Apidays Paris last year about the issues and need for agreed and measurable standards for regulated industries. In case you missed it, here’s his talk with Arnaud Lauret. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiwpc897Dik The key problem that he (and we) see for all types of regulated industry – banking, healthcare, travel, and so on – is not just agreeing on the standards for what the APIs look like technically, but how we can agree on ways to measure their performance and identify when things go wrong. “The time is coming for an API economy-wide conversation about regulation, measurement, and

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API Metrics Fintech, Jan 25–Feb 1: Open Banking UK Production

Something of interest In Open Banking – UK – Production API metrics category, Nationwide has a degree of middle table respectability coming in at 19 out of 40 with a Green Zone CASC score of 8.36 and a 100% pass rate. It could do better, but it’s doing OK. But, as we discussed last week, in Open Banking – UK – Sandbox, Nationwide has been taking the overall wooden spoon amongst financial APIs. And here’s the thing: it’s the same four endpoints in both cases. Everything looks fine for the production endpoints. OAuth Access Token client_credentials could do with being

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