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

3 Strategies For Developing Microservices

In our first Microservice Showdown, we addressed the architectural design choices behind the most popular APIs — we covered the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each, and we discussed exactly why making such a choice matters. In this article, the second part of the Microservice Showdown series, we’ll be tackling a more complex topic — the overall development approach. Read more

A Tale of Four API Designs: Dissecting Common API Architectures

In the world of APIs, the way we design and implement code is of paramount importance. Starting development without a proper architectural design perspective, approach, or consideration could lead to unneeded redundancy, complexity, and purposeless constraints. By implementing one of several common design architectures, however, we can guide our API style in a more cohesive direction, decreasing development time, increasing developer efficiency, and creating a streamlined API life cycle. Read more

Top 5 Development Tips for a Killer API

The world is marching toward a more connected and intricate world than ever before. The binding agent of web applications, services and systems — the API — is becoming more commonplace and widely used. As API ubiquity increases, developing APIs with both the end user experience (UX) and the developer experience (DX) in mind is now more important than ever. Read more

Functional vs. Useful: What Makes a Useful API?

It’s a very easy thing to say that if an API exists, then it’s useful. After all, if a developer creates an API, they must have created it for some purpose. However, what is functional isn’t always useful, and conversely, what is useful isn’t always functional. Read more