APIs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

APIs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

APIs: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We have been asked to integrate 3 different applications recently into client websites and they all have APIs…

The Good: Broadbean – Easy to setup, has a WordPress plugin, great support

The Bad: Bullhorn – http://bullhornsucks.com/ (enough said)

The Ugly: Vebra – Took a long time to setup, has data problems

So its amazing how different APIs can be. I guess it depends on how much time and resource a company spends when setting up their API. All 3 of the above do have the same type of API in as much that a XML file returns data after making an API call. But what differs a lot is the quality of the data in the XML file and how often and easy it is to make that call.

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