HATEOAS is, in essence, a value proposition and definition for what an API should do. HATEOAS, or Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State, is a specific constraint upon the REST architecture. For many, however, HATEOAS seems a nit-picky addition to the slew of API design best practices. Read more
Posts By: Kristopher Sandoval
While it’s extremely important to have quality API developer experience, it does not stop at great API design or at the documentation level. One of the most important elements of great developer experience is the SDK.
For app developers, an SDK is often the point of entry to elements within the API. Read more
While most developers are aware of Roy Fielding and REST, fewer may be aware of the Richardson Maturity Model. Though the Richardson Maturity Model is often considered more esoteric in comparison to its more famous compatriots, it can serve as a goalpost to achieving truly complete and useful APIs. Read more
As the internet grows and more devices become interconnected, authorization is becoming more and more complex.
Early implementations of online services were easy to authorize against since they were tied to desktops, but modern authorization must consider varying environments, from mobile apps to IoT scenarios. Read more
The API industry thrives on change. As the needs of the consumer grows, so too do the demands on the API provider. Accordingly, providers are faced with the growing prospect of constant technological evolution.
While this cycle of change is largely a positive one, it does bring with it some unique challenges; one such challenge is that of communicating change to your developer users. Read more