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Beyond Black Friday: 3 Tips on Preparing Your APIs for a Major Event During Any Season

By Ashley Waxman on .

Black Friday is around the corner, signaling the beginning of the holiday crunch. For retailers, this is make-it-or-break-it season, a crucial revenue period when they absolutely can’t afford to their apps or their website break or fail. Part of that means making sure their APIs are rock solid. Even a short outage on Black Friday or Cyber Monday can mean huge losses for retailers and their partners. During last year’s holiday season, mobile accounted for 45 percent of all online traffic, a year-over-year increase of more than 25 percent.

But retailers are not alone, and many businesses will encounter a time in which they can’t afford even the slightest breakage: the Super Bowl for media, tax day for finance, a big event or launch announcement, or the close of a long release cycle. You want your code to be functionally complete and...

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