JSON Viewer: Free Tool To Parse and View Your API’s JSON Output

There are times when I’m working with JavaScript Object Notation APIs and I need to troubleshoot how I’m parsing the array that’s returned. However, most of the time it’s difficult because it’s just a single string. That’s when a JSON Viewer comes in very handy so that you can indent the hierarchical data, color code it, and then scroll through to find out the information you need. What is JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)? JSON (JavaScript Object

mParticle: Collect and Connect Customer Data Through Secure APIs and SDKs

A recent client that we worked with had a difficult architecture that patched together a dozen or so platforms and even more entry points. The result was a ton of duplication, data quality issues, and difficulty in managing further implementations. While they wanted us to add on more, we recommended that they identify and implement a Customer Data Platform (CDP) to better manage all data entry points into their systems, improve their data accuracy, comply

Is Visual Studio Code The Best OSX Code Editor On The Market?

Every week I spend time with a good friend of mine, Adam Small. Adam is a great developer… he’s developed an entire real estate marketing platform that has incredible features – even just adding direct-to-mail options for his agents to send postcards without even having to design them! Like me, Adam has developed across the spectrum of programming languages and platforms. Of course, he does it professionally and every day whereas I’m stuck developing every

Automate Building Of Your REST API, Admin Panel, and Postman Documentation

A great means of scaling any application online is to separate your user interface from the data layer using an Application Programming Interface (API). If you’re new to development, an API is a pretty simple concept. Just as you log in and use a web application via a browser and a series of HTTP requests, your application can do the same thing via a REST API and programming. As many people get into programming, they

How To Quickly Launch A Weather-Based Campaign Having No Coding Skills

After Black Friday sales, Christmas shopping frenzy, and post-Christmas sales we find ourselves in the most boring sales season of the year yet again — it’s cold, grey, raining, and snowing. People are sitting at home, rather than strolling around the shopping malls.  A 2010 study by economist, Kyle B. Murray, revealed that exposure to sunlight could increase consumption and our likelihood to spend. Similarly, when it’s cloudy and cold, our likelihood to spend decreases. Moreover, in

15 Questions You Should Ask About Their API Before Selecting A Platform

A good friend and mentor wrote posed a question to me and I’d like to use my responses for this post. His questions were a little more focused on one industry (Email), so I’ve generalized my responses to all APIs. He asked what questions a company should ask a vendor about their API before making a selection. Why Do You Need APIs? An application programming interface (API) is the interface that a computer system, library,

Remove.bg: Remove Image Backgrounds from Headshots, People, and Objects Flawlessly with AI

If you’re not following Joel Comm, do it. Now. Joel is one of my favorite resources for technology. He’s blunt, honest, and incredibly transparent. There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not checking in to what he’s discovered next… and today was a biggy! Joel let everyone know about a new tool online, remove.bg. The tool utilizes artificial intelligence to analyze images with people and then accurately and finitely remove the background.  If

AeroLeads: Identify Prospect Email Addresses with this Chrome Plugin

Regardless of how large your network is, it always seems that you never have the right contact. Especially when you’re working with very large organizations. Contact databases are often out of date – especially since businesses have significant employee turnover. The ability to look up contact information in real-time from a solid source is essential to your outbound prospecting efforts. Aeroleads is a service with an accompanying Chrome Plugin that enables your sales team to