eBooks

Our eBooks offer deeper dives into specific topics, consolidating expert opinions and case studies on APIs. The Nordic APIs team has written and published the following eBooks, which can all be downloaded for FREE for easy desktop, browser, or mobile reading.

NordicAPIs ebooks

GraphQL or Bust

As we’ve covered before, GraphQL is the query language making ripples throughout the economy. GraphQL or Bust will aim to once and for all determine the position of GraphQL within the API ecosystem. We’ll explore things like the benefits of GraphQL, the differences between it and REST, nuanced security concerns, extending GraphQL with additional tooling, GraphQL-specific consoles, do whatever you want to update

API Design on the Scale of Decades

Expert Insights from the 2016 Nordic APIs Platform Summit, dedicated to the theme of architecting and designing APIs on the scale of decades.

How to Successfully Market an API

The bible for project managers, technical evangelists, or marketing aficionados in the process of promoting an API program. In it we reveal how to plan an API-first business, how to make it discoverable, promote it to press and developer networks, establish quality developer relations, and advocate on behalf of your users to spark adoption and do whatever you want to update

API-Driven DevOps

The advent of cloud computing has changed the way applications are being built, deployed and hosted. One important development in recent years has been the emergence of DevOps — a discipline at the crossroads between application development and system administration. As more and more groups adopt DevOps organizational strata, understanding this new structure is key to keeping fresh and innovative. Grab this volume to learn about Continuous Integration tooling, Configuration Management, Docker Containers, and an API-driven approach to uniting development and delivery.

The API Economy

APIs are largely responsible for some pretty astounding industry disruption. Just as important is the interlaced economy supporting these services. Tune into case studies as we explore how agile businesses are using APIs to disrupt industries and outperform competitors. We’ll track the historical progression of the space, forecast future trends, and pick apart the players do whatever you want to update

Programming APIs with the Spark Web Framework

Learn how to master Spark Java, a free open source micro framework that can be used to develop powerful APIs alongside JVM-based programming languages. Throughout this eBook, we highlight what makes Java Spark an incredibly functional and useful toolkit for crafting APIs. With extensive code samples included, we demonstrate how you can use this framework do whatever you want to update

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