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For many of us, the word ‘Zapier’ has become interchangeable with the word ‘automation’. They are undoubtedly the most prominent and loved integration service out there. Yet it doesn’t mean that Zapier is the best option for everyone, forever. If you are on this page right now, it means you’ve been searching for Zapier alternatives because it just stopped working …

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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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A few weeks ago we talked about webhooks integration and briefly mentioned webhook security as one of the key points to consider in this context. I feel like today we can dive deeper into this topic. Webhooks are generally more vulnerable to attacks and less protected from them than APIs because webhooks make use of a publicly available URL and …

Event-based architecture REST APIs background

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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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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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 …

Data intelligence powered by iPaaS

The iPaaS market is clearly growing now at a faster pace than ever anticipated. This is not only due to the pandemic forcing companies to accelerate the digital transformation, but also in general due to the rise of SaaS. The replacement of older, server-bound software solutions with more modular, user-friendly and flexible SaaS solutions means customers need to connect these …