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When talking about API integration, the matter of API rate limiting is unavoidable. Researching what the rate limits of the APIs you’re going to ‘consume’ in your integrations are should be part of your overall preparation for the development of your project scope. It is also a crucial detail to know when you will be designing your integrations; rate limits …

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Is it possible to create an event-based architecture on top of the existing API ecosystem? We are all creatures of convenience. Just think, which package delivery company you would give a favorable review: the one that, though providing package tracking, simply informs you on what day and within what time frame you’re supposed to expect your delivery to arrive (and …

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The phrase “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided”, though coming from the fictional character of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter saga, can also perfectly illustrate the importance of ERP integration to companies. An ERP system is often considered to be the backbone of an enterprise whether it is an eCommerce, …

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While APIs are often called as the new standard for integrating business applications, the topic of webhooks integration seems to be largely underrepresented in the how-to guides and reference literature. This is unfortunate, because actually, webhooks represent a powerful mechanism that allows to build event driven integrations with quite a high level of customization and functionality. So, let’s take a …

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When you need two or more applications and services to exchange data between them on a regular basis, REST integration (or REST API integration) is one method that slowly but steadily gains status of the new and preferred standard. But as with any other project where you need to connect apps and web services via API, integrating REST requires good …

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If you found this article, chances are you already know why you need a solid eCommerce and ERP integration. After all, ERP is kinda of the backbone of any online shop; a master system, if you like, that allows you to effectively handle sales orders and order fulfillments, manage your supply chain and B2B partners, and keep track of the …

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There is plenty of information on the different types of APIs, common API architectures and protocols, and such. So, instead of providing just general information like any other source you can find out there, I decided to take a look at all these concepts specifically from the integration perspective: What exactly working with different types, architectures and protocols of APIs …

Data mapping best practices

In any application integration, data migration and in general, any data management initiative, data mapping is one of the most critical steps. One could even argue that the integrations project success depends largely on correct mapping of source to target data. So, let’s review what the data mapping best practices are: the types, the common approaches as well as the …

Integration middleware as instrument for redesigning a unified telecommunications tool

When IT folks hear the term ‘integration middleware’, they usually think about a tool that works somewhere deep in the background, pushing data back and forth to support business processes. But what if an integration middleware is used as an instrument to build an entirely new product or increase added value of an existing one? Just last month we showcased this trend in our …

When IT transformation initiatives turn into a battle with the Board and CFOs

Yesterday I went to a small but fine tech conference in Frankfurt called Crisp Perspective. IT experts from companies like CLAAS, Adidas, Flixbus, QSC presented their IT transformation projects, how they work on their respective companies’ digital innovations, how they use the cloud, and so on. Really, lots of input received, and I would love to follow up on that in …