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APIOps® Cycles: Open Set of Tools and Methods for Lean API Development

Building an API is like an orchestra: it takes a lot of instruments playing together and in-tune to get the right sound. If just one of those instruments is out of tune — or worse: missing completely — the end result is never quite what you had hoped for. Unfortunately, there’s no set guide on…

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Introduction To Unikernels

NanoVMs CEO Ian Eyberg introduces unikernels, a niche deployment method for microservices that take VMs granular. It seems like the DevOps world is consistently refactoring it’s existence yet at the same time smashing into other domains of the business. Recently, security has been one of those domains creating the new discip of DevSecOps — that is,…

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Should You Design Natural Language First APIs?

Humans are getting lazier, but APIs tend to stay pretty complicated. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could, instead, speak in plain language to automatically initiate any change in the backend? For some scenarios, a natural language facade may just be where web APIs are heading. The classic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, ete) schematic for…

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Build GDPR Compliant APIs with OpenID Connect

GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into effect in March of 2018. This new regulation sets the privacy and security expectations for handling user data, and applies to every actor evenly tangentially related to the European market. As an API practitioner, it’s absolutely essential that you understand how to build products that…

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