Twitter seems like a very simple app - 140 characters, users 'following' users. Building an app like that should be easy, right? A quick examination reveals that there are fairly complex features that need to be implemented on the back end. We used App Services to quickly build a Twitter clone using JavaScript, HTML5, and our JavaScript SDK. Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Building a Mobile Data Platform with Cassandra - Apigee Under the Hood

Apigee App Services, which power mobile and rich client applications from the cloud, are based on Usergrid, Apigee's open source data platform built on Cassandra.  Ed Anuff and Brian Mulloy discuss how Apigee implemented multi-tenancy at scale within Usergrid when building App Services.

OAuth has become standard practice for large social media APIs and it's becoming common across enterprise APIs. OAuth is good for your customers' security and experience making is critical if you want adoption on your API.

The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and the concept of “Big Data”—collecting and analyzing large data sets—needs no introduction.  It is the new IT catchphrase.

OAuth 2.0 - Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater (Webcast)

In the wake of Eran Hammer's resignation from the OAuth 2.0 working group, @gbrail and @edanuff discussed the usability of OAuth 2.0 for your APIs, identifying problematic areas of the spec and understanding how to avoid them, and why rolling back to OAuth 1.0 or "rolling your own" is not a great idea.

With the current explosion in social, mobile, and cloud computing, companies are seeking ways to distribute and convey data in an efficient and consumable manner. Savvy companies realize that APIs are the key to successfully taking advantage of this rapid transformation.

Application developers are the customers of a Web API. Success is measured by how quickly app developers enjoy success using your API in their applications. And rapid adoption of a Web API is all about design.

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