Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush

Thomas Bush is an enthusiastic freelance writer from the United Kingdom, who loves breaking down tough topics into bite-sized articles. Covering everything from cryptocurrencies to medicine, and now APIs, you can find out more about Thomas on LinkedIn or on his website at http://thomasbush.co.

Posts By: Thomas Bush

An Expert’s Guide to Choosing the Right API Style

API styles are a topic of much contention. Most API practitioners are familiar with the REST vs. GraphQL debate, but that’s not to mention the countless other styles out there. The good news is that there is a simple, objective process for narrowing down the best style (or styles) for your next API project. Read more

5 Indirect Benefits of Building API-First

APIs offer plenty of opportunities for direct revenue generation. With that said, the APIs-as-products philosophy can have us looking to monetize at every step, ignoring the many indirect benefits of an API-first architecture. Today, we’re hoping to curb that mentality by diving deep into five indirect benefits of building APIs, aside from straight revenue! Read more

APIs at Maersk: A Case Study

Maersk is a multi-billion dollar Danish giant that specializes in container logistics. The company has previously experimented with building its own APIs for both internal and external purposes, but — as we’ll see — has faced a fair few issues.

In this article, we’ll look at Maersk’s API and digital transformation journey, and discover why the company is now focusing significant efforts on web APIs and smart API management tactics. Read more

An Introduction to Securing Your New API

What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.

While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more

6 Reasons for Banks to Embrace Open Banking

Open banking is an initiative that allows third-party financial services companies to access users’ banking data through the use of APIs. The primary goal of open banking is to put power back into the hands of customers, enabling them to securely use third-party financial products and services that rely on banking data or functionality. Read more