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API Management

The area of API management service providers is something I've been tracking on since I started API Evangelist. I did a round-up of API service providers in 2011, and again covered the expanding world of API service providers in 2012.

As the definition of what I consider API service provider expands, I try to break off into their own projects as I've done with API Aggregation, API Reciprocity, Backend as a Service (BaaS) and Real-Time.

For now "API Management", is the catch all project category for any API related online service that I haven't broken off, and will remain the home for the classic definition of what is API service provider like 3Scale and APIphany.

Moving forward I want to make API service providers accessible in more meaningful areas that speak to what your objectives around APIs are:

I used to showcase "service providers" and "tools", but now I will bundle services and tools into these different areas. Then using my Hacker Storytelling format I will be publishing news, analysis, data as JSON and different snippets of code that let you view and interact with these API project areas.

Using this project you can browse all API management providers, with the list of providers listed by their API Stack Ranking, which is based upon internal signals from the companies themselves, external signals from developers and the tech blogosophere, as well as analyst signals based upon my curation, notes and insight.

My goal is to make all of my research as accessible as possible, allowing anyone to learn about APIs and put my research to work changing the companies where they work, and the industries they operate within.


nelmio/NelmioApiDocBundle · GitHub

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Annotation Fixed checking HTTP method type Sep 29, 2014 Command Behavior and usage updates.Aug 1, 2014 Controller adding optional color codes for tags annotation Aug 25, 2014 DependencyInjection Alternate model naming strategy.Aug 25, 2014 EventListener make form and validation extractors optional Oct 28, 2013 Extractor Fixed disabling required for HTTP PUT requests Sep 29, 2014 Formatter Form errors parser.Mirrored actual form-errors response by FOSRest.… Oct 10, 2014 Parser Form errors parser. ...read more.



Messente API: Always Use A Backup DNS Solution

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I found the DNS implementation over at the Messente SMS API interesting, and worth of sharing for deeper evaluation. I've been considering the various approaches by API providers when crafting their domains, or subdomains for API access heavily over the last couple weeks. During some research time today I stumbled across the Messente SMS API which opts to provide two domains for making HTTP(S) requests of their API: api2.messente.com api3.messente.com Messente provides a little disclaimer to handle the developer side of manual load-balancing these API calls: These two domains have the same final destination regarding the API functions. In order......read more.