πŸ‘ Identifying The Different Types Of APIs

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To help me establish a handful of new buckets, I’m thinking more critically about the different types of API functionality I’m coming across, establishing seven new buckets:

  • General Data - You can get at data across the platform, users, and resources.
  • Relative Data - You can get at data that is relative to a user, company, or specific account.
  • Static Data - The data doesn’t change too often, and will always remain fairly constant.
  • Evolving Data - The data changes on a regular basis, providing a reason to come back often.
  • Historical Data - Provides access to historical data, going back an X number of. years.
  • Service - The API is offered as a service, or is provided to extend a specific service.
  • Algorithmic - The API provides some sort of algorithmic functionality like ML, or otherwise.

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