Building a Backend for Frontend (BFF) For Your Microservices

APIs are, by design, vastly interconnected. In order to effectively function and carry out the purposes for their creation, APIs are crafted to connect easily to other services, both internal and external. While this certainly is beneficial from a user perspective, developers often find the result of this type of development to have some problematic elements. Read more

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10+ Awesome Tools and Extensions For GraphQL APIs

With the recent surge of interest in GraphQL, a vibrant new ecosystem of supplementary software has quickly emerged. Open source communities and entrepreneuring startups alike are validating new GraphQL use cases, filling in GraphQL implementation gaps, and enabling more and more developers to adopt GraphQL practices with decreased overhead through the use of some pretty awesome tools. Read more

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Defining Stateful vs Stateless Web Services

Like many industries, the API space has its own jargon. Many terms are used so often that it’s a common assumption that the related party understands what is being talked about. But for for newcomers, these subtle definitions may not be as apparent. Read more

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API Evangelism and API Advocacy: Is There A Difference?

Build it and they will come. That might work for ghosts and baseball fields but, sadly, it’s not true for APIs. There’s nothing worse than spending months developing an API, or any other product for that matter, only to see it flounder after launch. Read more

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5 Lightweight PHP Frameworks to Build REST APIs

PHP is a powerful language, with a wide range of offerings that make utilizing it for anything from basic websites to complex APIs a very strong proposition. It’s got a wonderful low barrier of entry, a gigantic ecosystem of solutions, and a variety of framework implementations that can make it do almost whatever you dream. Read more

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