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Michael Petychakis

Interested in API strategy, architecture, and design. Working to improve the quality and usability of information on the Web. CTO @OrfiumMusic

APIs with Python, Flask, Firebase and Pubnub

Yesterday I wanted to build a quick prototype that would scale for some hundreds of users. I needed realtime notifications, scalable backend, geofencing queries and something easy ti build the REST interface that I had describe in RAML. You may have several opinions on that matter, but ninety percent of the times […]

An Introduction to #APIs

I've been doing an intense amount of research on Hypermedia APIs over the last few months, and while I didn't save every resource I found, I've made a list here of the most important.

API stands for application programming interfaces. An API is the tool that makes a website’s data digestible for a computer. Through it, a computer can view and edit data, just like a person can by loading pages and submitting forms. When systems link up through an API, we say they […]