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7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. AsyncAPI is one such option. AsyncAPI is essentially the…

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What Is The Difference Between APIs and Microservices?

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you’ve heard the terms “API” and “microservice” being thrown around increasingly over the last few years. They’re both incredibly important in modern day web applications, and considering how they’re used, it’s almost as if the two terms are interchangeable — although that’s not quite the case. In…

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Why It’s OK For Your API To Be Boring

Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint? If it ain’t bre, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested…

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Should You Build An API Gateway In-House?

There are hundreds of pre-built solutions for everything API, whether it’s authorization, documentation, or some other functionality. While there’s a wide range of choices for your API gateway solutions — especially in recent years — the very best ones can cost quite a chunk and aren’t always tailored to your needs. This was what the…

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