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

6 Helpful GraphQL Frameworks: FlacheQL, Relay, Apollo, and others

GraphQL is a powerful solution for many users. Having the ability to determine the data returned and the format it’s returned great makes for a robust system, delivering excellent user experience and unmatchable data exchange. That said, GraphQL is not entirely perfect out of the box. Read more

REST vs GraphQL: How Constraints Determine API Style

Much has been said about REST and GraphQL. Unfortunately, these conversations almost always hover around the idea of one being better than the other — more often than not, GraphQL is presented as the next step towards a RESTless world. Read more

Review of Supermodel

Perhaps one of the most important elements of any implementation leveraging data is the actual modeling of the data itself. Data is only useful when it’s understood and contextualized – when it’s ultimately either shared or made into information. Failing to actually model this data in an understandable way is damaging, and can seriously hamper any effort to develop a product. Read more

Functional Contract Testing: A Case Study

Contracts, and more specifically contract testing, is becoming more and more a part of many modern WebSocket API implementations. The idea that content exchange can occur in a contracted form, and that these contracts can be controlled and tested, is key to many systems utilizing multi-factor backend, frontend, and push server setups. Read more

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. Read more