Posts Tagged: IDE

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

10 GraphQL Consoles in Action

Most web API providers probably already know about GraphQL by now. It’s the API query modeling language making waves throughout the API industry, allowing developer users to interact with a web API in an arguably cleaner method. The industry is still divided, though. Read more

Top Specification Formats for REST APIs

Documentation will set you free. Whether your API is for internal, private use, or for extensive public interaction, proper documentation can make or break an API. It’s not just a tool for developers, either — proper API documentation can drive API adoption more than any other tool within the API provider’s grasp. Read more

Building APIs on the JVM Using Kotlin and Spark – Part 2

If you are building APIs or microservices on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), you owe it to yourself to check out the micro-framework Spark. This tiny toolkit is designed after a similar Ruby framework called Sinatra, providing a library that makes it easy to create APIs and web sites. Read more

Building APIs on the JVM Using Kotlin and Spark – Part 1

When you start a new API project, one of the first questions to answer is what programming language to use. Picking the right one can make all the difference. Some languages help solve certain problems while others inhibit solutions. Even after a language is chosen and tens-of-thousands of lines of code have been written, there is the possibility of reducing complexity by using new languages on the same runtime. Read more