Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Risk API: detect bad actors & prevent spam signups

A major pain point of running an online business is the number of bad actors trying to defraud you, whether that's via stolen credit cards, or by exploiting your free trials and creating thousands of fake accounts. Over the past few years at Clearbit, we've had our fair share of...

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

SIC codes, NAICS codes, and Fiscal Year End

Our mission is to put the world's company and demographic data at your fingertips, and we're always looking at both improving our existing dataset and giving you useful new attributes. To that end, I'd like to announce the addition of three new company data attributes: SIC codes, NAICS codes, and...

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Amit Vasudev Amit Vasudev ·

Introducing Reveal for Dynamic Web Personalization

Marketing would be so easy if my site visitors just knew exactly what to read, where to click, how to signup/purchase…. Easier said than done. Prospects have found your website and you want to point them towards the best information or solution designed for their needs. But you have...

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Versioning APIs Internally

There's a fair amount that's been written on how to version APIs, but what nobody talks about is what goes on behind the scenes--how versioning is implemented at a code level. One reason behind this is that the implementation is often a mess, a nestled spaghetti of conditional statements littering...

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Alex MacCaw Alex MacCaw ·

Versioning APIs

Versioning APIs is never fun but if you provide a public API it's something you'll almost certainly run up against eventually. At Clearbit we've just started adding breaking changes to our API and have had to start thinking about how we're going to approach versioning. There seems to be a...

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