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Orlando
You signed up to the API analytics tool (Galileo) and you’re wow-ing at the possibilities, but exactly how much can this tool help you in your day to day job? I am going to analyze what business questions can be answered from an API perspective as a manager, developer, user or as a mixture of each. Then I will dig into the metrics that will be available to us and formulate relevant questions. Finally I will create a dashboard report using the required data.

How do I start?

Analytics are not simply “pretty graphs” to show your coworkers…
Simon Grondin
At Mashape, we’ve been building a new product, APIAnalytics, to let anyone easily track and monitor anything related to HTTP in their applications. To be successful, it needs to be extremely easy to plug any application into it. There’s many ways to achieve that with as little friction as possible, such as agents and libraries for every popular language, but for now let’s talk about HTTP proxies. Some of our requirements for HARchiver, our official lightweight proxy for APIAnalytics are:
    No dependencies Sub-millisecond latency Blazing®™ Fast© 100% reliable
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Design decisions

We’re going to be…