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5 Best Practices for Designing RESTful APIs

By Joshua Campbell in heroku

April 13, 2020

RESTful APIs are everywhere, powering more of the modern world than any other API architecture. REST accounts for up to 80% of API saccording to this study by ProgrammableWeb. How those APIs are built and structured can make or break a company in today’s ultra-competitive world. Poorly-designed APIs can be difficult to use, can fail when they are needed most, and are valuable targets for hackers looking for sensitive data. On the other hand, a well-designed API that utilizes best practices makes development a breeze, attracts new customers, and creates confidence among users that can boost retention rates.

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