3rd Party APIsManaging the Risks         Lorinda Brandon         @lindybrandon
The API (r)Evolution
The Power of APIs            External APIs            extend our            virtual reach            through            pa...
The Power of APIs                    Public APIs turn                    our local                    development         ...
Said Another Way…                    Free public                    APIs turn this      Into THIS!
It’s all about sharing and re-use
And now for the “safe sex” part …              Your app…                               FacebookConnec              your   ...
Taking Precautions    Research            Know your choices• Check reviews• Find all similar options• Verify performance  ...
Thank you…And have fun!
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SmartBear's Director of Solutions Strategy Lorinda Brandon's presentation on the risks of third party APIs from the API Strategy conference in New York City 2013.

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Managing the Risks of Third Party APIs

  1. 1. 3rd Party APIsManaging the Risks Lorinda Brandon @lindybrandon
  2. 2. The API (r)Evolution
  3. 3. The Power of APIs External APIs extend our virtual reach through partners
  4. 4. The Power of APIs Public APIs turn our local development teams into global development teams
  5. 5. Said Another Way… Free public APIs turn this Into THIS!
  6. 6. It’s all about sharing and re-use
  7. 7. And now for the “safe sex” part … Your app… FacebookConnec your t responsibility Even the parts TwitterAPI YouTube you didn’t DocuSign code
  8. 8. Taking Precautions Research Know your choices• Check reviews• Find all similar options• Verify performance Defend Define your thresholds• Response times• Critical functionality needs a Plan B• Code defensively Test Make sure it works• Include in your test plans as if it’s your own code• Add to regression tests Monitor Find out first• Your users are probably on Twitter too• Be first to report• Ensure performance
  9. 9. Thank you…And have fun!

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