APIs and micro-services: how everything you do online is changing

Talking about what’s under the hood of the technology that powers your life tends to evoke several reactions in readers. On one hand, it can seem obsessive and drained of fun. On the other, it can be jargon-laden and self-referential, with people getting all het up on things that leave you cold. But sometimes it’s important, and not just for the developers behind it, to understand what’s happening inside your favorite website, your laptop, tablet, or phone and the apps you use every day. Because sometimes there are changes substantial enough that they alter your life without your knowing it.…

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