“If you think about where OAuth started, it was really about securing comments on blog posts and now we’re talking about enterprises, so it’s a whole different class of security.”
This is how Travis Spencer, CEO at the identity company Curity, opened his talk at our 2019 Austin API Summit, and it’s an astute summary of the way many products (particularly in the tech scene) are tweaked or re-engineered beyond their original purpose. Read more
It’s not an understatement to say that OAS (OpenAPI Specification) has changed the way many developers design their APIs, with its standardized format allowing for easier adoption and implementation of APIs.
However, the verb used in that last sentence is telling: it talks about how developers “design” their APIs, rather than how they “power” or “utilize” them. Read more
A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API
When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more
At first glance, it would seem that the API space has embraced unified design standards. RESTful development uses HTTP to communicate between a client and a server. OpenAPI Spec serves to extend REST APIs, improving documentation and making APIs machine-friendly.
However, with just a little digging, it becomes apparent that this isn’t always the case. Read more
Many of us are guilty of, even if only subconsciously, thinking about what we can get out a partnership. To convince partners to consume our APIs, we often consider great API design and quick developer onboarding. However, we may not be giving enough thought to the relation itself. Read more