RedisLabs Incident

We have been closely monitoring an issue with our servers for the past month. Over the past 30 days, we have been seeing a repeating issue where users were receiving 500 or 429 errors from our servers when making API requests. Upon further investigation, we learned that close to 0.2% of all requests hitting our …

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Beyond Scrum: Getting to Continuous Deployment

Scrum is great. Personally, I love it. I loved it as a developer and as a team leader. It brings order to the developer’s life and brings a lot of visibility to the lives of project managers all around. It becomes almost the magical solution for development group leaders everywhere. Can’t deliver on time? Use …

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Mashape Proxy Outage September 7th, 2017

We recently experienced a system-wide outage that affected both developers and API providers. We have identified and solved the problem. While the issue is resolved now, we’d like to thank you again for your patience here and apologize again for the inconvenience.  All systems should be set from here! If you have any additional issues, we are …

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Sneak Peek: New API Provider Dashboard

RapidAPI isn’t just a hub of 400,000 developers to find, test and connect to APIs. It’s also a place for API providers to manage, distribute and monetize them. We’ve spent the past three months talking to providers of our 8,000 APIs. During these conversations, we’ve heard useful insights from technical recommendations to big picture strategic …

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Ruby, Go and C# Added to the Marketplace

We’ve got some exciting news to share! We’ve added three new languages to the marketplace (and we bet you can guess which ones by our headline). Now, you can export your code snippet in Ruby, Go and C# in addition to Node.JS, Python, PHP, Objective-C, Java and cURL.     Read on for why we …

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Israeli Queues: Exploring a Bizarre Data Structure

This morning, I stumbled upon a data structure called an Israeli Queue.  As I’m flying to Israel tomorrow, I had to check it out. It turns out that the Israeli queue data structure isn’t just a punny data structure, it’s a useful one too. Israel is notorious for extremely unorganized queues or lines. I can …

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How Mark Zuckerberg Proved AI is All About APIs

This week, Mark Zuckerberg published the results of his 2016 project – building a real world Jarvis. This AI-based personal assistant gets commands from Zuck, and in turn, operates certain parts of his home. Here’s a video he posted (with a special voice actor) showing Jarvis’ functionalities. In a Facebook post, Mark described how his …

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Why We Invested in Automation and QA Early

Most companies don’t hire someone specifically for quality assurance until well after there’s a working product. After all, isn’t the whole point of a startup to “move fast and break things?” I was the fifth person to join RapidAPI and a big part of my job, even early on, was to make sure we deliver a …

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