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,

What does API stand for? And Other Acronyms: REST, SOAP, XML, JSON, WSDL

When you utilize a browser, your browser makes request from the clients server and the server sends back files that your browser assembles and displays a web page with. But what if you just wanted your server or web page to speak to another server? This would require you to program code to an API. What does API stand for? API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. An API is a set of routines,

SoapUI: The Insider’s Tool for Working with APIs

It seems every time I meet with a good friend, I hear about a new tool that makes life easier. I had coffee with David Grigsby, a .NET integration monster who works for DocuSign. David and I were discussing SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) versus REST APIs (that’s how we roll). I tend to favor REST APIs because they’re easier to visualize and develop a chunk at a time with – as well as reduced

Dear Abusive Client

I’m sure everyone has one of these types of clients. I’ve really been blessed over the last decade that I’ve had clients who have really enjoyed working with me. I’ve seen how some companies treat their clients and I hate it. I’ve always aimed at a higher level of service. I’ve over-promised AND over-delivered. But, geesh… that one client… if I could only write them a letter… Dear Abusive Client, Back when you selected us