REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more
Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval
New software architecture design styles are coming out every year. They promise to offer greater flexibility, more power, and more freedom to compute in unique ways. Unfortunately, with this greater power comes a greater responsibility to ensure security holes are addressed. Read more
APIs drive DevOps in every meaning of the word. With that being said, we often look at APIs only in one light – we view them as a product rather than what they are, which is a core enabling system for the modern code infrastructure. Read more
We check out Everest, an open source API testing project.
Testing is a fundamental part of the API development cycle. Accordingly, the tools used for testing are just as essential as the test itself. In the average development cycle, thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of API queries will be passed through and tested to ensure data integrity, response clarity, and user experience. Read more
In the world of microservices, an API could reference tens or more services within a single function. This significantly elevated functionality has unfortunately brought with it some greater complexity.
One way to deal with such complexity is schema stitching. Stitching is a robust process that ties many microservices under a single relational network. Read more