Kristopher Sandoval

Kristopher Sandoval

Kristopher is a web developer and author who writes on security and business. He has been writing articles for Nordic APIs since 2015.

Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval

Review of Optic

We review Optic, a tool for auto-documenting and testing APIs

There are few things as important to the API developer experience as API specifications and API documentation. Both provide a vital conduit between the API provider and developer user, expressing critical information on functional aspects of the API. Read more

What is CORS?

APIs are complex webs of interconnected applications, interfaces, frontends, and backends. Making sense of these systems is not always easy to do. When so much of the data coming into a system is from external sources that run the gamut from trusted to untrusted, known to unknown, the easiest way to classify that data is to classify it by the source origin – that is, to not talk about the nature of the data, but rather the nature of that which sent the data. Read more

Ultimate Guide To 9 Common HTTP Methods

 

We tend to take HTTP methods for granted. In the API development space, methods are akin to the alphabet – often used, seldom considered. API developers typically only use GET, PUT, or POST, but the official HTTP Request Method registry lists 39 total HTTP verbs, each providing a method for powerful interactions. Read more

Review of Postwoman

We review the open-source Postwoman project; a lean API request builder

API testing is of prime importance – few would underappreciate this step of the development process. As such, the availability of tools for testing, refining, and development is wide and ever-changing. Read more

Hiding and Securing Your API Keys

API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more