In today’s fast-moving world, software platforms are in a constant state of evolution, and their associated Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) must move along in lock step. Changes and updates often include the launch of new features, in addition to squashed bugs, performance improvements, and security enhancements. As such, it is essential for API providers and consumers to ensure they’re both following best practices related to API updates.Continue Reading
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Application program interfaces—more commonly known as APIs—are increasingly important for building efficient business processes. This is because they allow developers to tailor systems to optimize business processes. They’re also a quantum leap from yesterday's enterprise software tools, which were built and delivered as-is and required endless customization to actually use effectively.Continue Reading
As noted in a previous blog post, there are different ways to get information out of Recurly, and each option has different pros and cons depending on the specific objective. Using the right tool for the task at hand ensures an efficient use of resources and an improved experience for both you and your customers.
For example, webhooks are a very effective means to obtain information. A webhook is an HTTP callback that occurs when something happens. It’s a simple, automated event-notification system. A web application that has implemented webhooks will POST a message to a designated URL to trigger additional events or notifications.
Just as a carpenter would certainly choose a hammer to drive a nail, not the blunt end of a screwdriver, so too should a merchant use the correct tool to extract data from Recurly.Continue Reading
Integrating critical systems is an effective way to extend the functionality of those systems, eliminate silos of data and improve data accuracy. Integrated systems also create efficiencies and provide a more complete view of processes and results, ultimately maximizing the value of IT investments.Continue Reading