Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval

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Using A Schema-First Design As Your Single Source of Truth

One of the hardest parts of developing a product is the coordination of so many teams and moving parts. Ensuring that everyone is moving in the same direction, towards the same goal, and in a way that is complimentary is the single most important – but also the single hardest – element of any collaborative project. Read more

How to make self-descriptive APIs

How To Make A Self-Descriptive Enterprise API

One of the hardest things to do as an API provider is to work within the enterprise environment. This is due, in large part, to the very nature of enterprise structures – often slow to adopt new technologies, fundamentally distrustful of external solutions, and far more insular than most modern corporations would like to admit. Read more

What is a JWT?

Why Can’t I Just Send JWTs Without OAuth?

A JSON Web Token or JWT is an extremely powerful standard. It’s a signed JSON object; a compact token format often exchanged in HTTP headers to encrypt web communications.

Because of its power, JWTs can be found driving some of the largest modern API implementations. Read more

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13 Node.js Frameworks to Build Web APIs

Node.js is one of the most commonly used technologies in the web space. According to the StackOverflow 2017 survey, 47.1% of respondents who utilized frameworks and libraries utilized Node.js as a primary technology.

This love is really no surprise – efficient, lightweight, and powerful, Node.js includes npm, the world’s largest open source library ecosystem, providing extensibility that has to be seen to be believed. Read more

4 APIs Doing Developer Experience Really Well

Developer experience is a vital component of API design. The best developer experience will result in a better, stronger, more useful API, and by extension, a better, stronger, more useful end user experience.

While developer experience is very much a subjective thing that is highly dependent on the developer consumer, there are nonetheless some recurring positive elements that successful APIs with good experience share. Read more