Mini Case Study – When Did it Break?

Basepair is a next generation DNA sequencing (NGS) data analytics SaaS trusted by scientists at Harvard Medical School, Rutgers, Boston Children's Hospital, and others. They make NGS data analysis as simple as booking a flight online. Basepair provides a RESTful interface to add new samples, run analysis, download results, among other...

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What is a Web API? APImetrics Explains it All

"What is a web API?" At APImetrics, we actually get this question a lot. And I found someone asking this question recently on Quora as well. I answered it there, and I thought it'd be helpful to post it here, too. Happy learning! To understand what a web API is, it’s necessary to understand what makes a HTTP request to an API different from a HTTP request to any old URI (Universal Resource Indicator, which typically might be a webpage). Generally, we might expect that a HTTP server will return HTML. After all, it is the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. But [...]

APImetrics Three-Year Study: More Than Half Of Existing APIs Have Problems That Could Affect Customers [INFOGRAPHIC]

An APImetrics study of 100 million samples shows that more than half the APIs in use have serious issues that could compromise companies and consumers, the company reported today. “What this shows is that while the number of APIs continues to grow, their quality has not kept pace with that growth,” said David O’Neill, CEO and Founder of APImetrics. “If companies fail to identify these issues and fix them, it could lead to growing consumer dissatisfaction that damages their reputation.” APImetrics first reported on the state of APIs back in 2013, and found that in any given week more than [...]