Posts Tagged: api

4 Design Tweaks to Improve API Operations

We’ve previously discussed best practices when it comes to designing an API with quality developer experience. But what will the long term operational repercussions be for the design moves we make now?

For example, if URLs are designed without metadata to describe actions, later on, product owners will have a difficult time staring at unintelligible logs. Read more

Stop Polling and Consider Using REST Hooks

Web APIs have been around for a long time now. While that means there’s a lot of great tools from a lot of amazing developers, it also means that, as a community, the API space has held on to some practices for a long time — some would argue too long in many cases. Read more

4 Important Takeaways from the Changing API Ecosystem

If you’ve been paying attention to the API space over the last year, you won’t be surprised to hear that there has been a lot of movement amongst companies that provide API-related solutions.

The most noteworthy example is Google’s $625 million acquisition of API platform provider, Apigee, in the fall of 2016. Read more

Continuous Versioning Strategy for Internal APIs

Recently, there has been debate over what the best practices are for versioning an API. Many public web APIs are retired as new versions replace them, but if you were to ask Roy Fielding, creator of REST, he may tell you not to version your API at all. Read more

Is GraphQL The End of REST Style APIs?

The world of APIs is one of innovation and constant iteration. The technologies that once drove the largest and best solutions across the web have been supplanted by new, more innovative solutions.

That is why it’s surprising, then, that many developers have clung to what they consider the bastions of web API development. Read more