Pros and Cons of the Most Popular API Authentication Methods

Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, can handle enormous amounts of data. The type of data can be pretty much anything, such as a product’s information and specifications, a user’s email address and phone number, the credit card used for a transaction, or a person’s social security number. Because APIs are used to handle publicly available…

How A Web Cache Speeds Up Your Site

You might have noticed after you visit a webpage, the subsequent page visits are faster than the first. This is largely due to caching, a technology that either stores data on the user’s machine or the server so information can be accessed faster in the future. What Is a Web Cache? Web caching is a…

Differences Between SOAP and REST

SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer) are two popular web communication services for transmitting data online. When working with APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), it is crucial to know if SOAP or REST is being used. When developing an API, it is important to decide on which web service best suits the…

Frontend vs. Backend Development

Nearly every website you use can be broken down into two parts: a frontend and a backend. When you first type in the URL of your favorite website and it loads, you’re presented with images, texts, links, and maybe videos. Click on a link and it takes you to another page that might consist of…