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
API geeks love a maturity model. We’ve had a few come through over the years, such as Richardson, Admunsen, and the recent Curity API Security Model. By critically looking at both the style and properties of the APIs we create, these models give us valuable insight as to how we are progressing in our journey to becoming API gods and goddesses. Read more
An API works as an intermediary between two apps that allows them to communicate with each other. Most companies have built APIs, which stands for application programming interfaces, using different tools for either themselves or their customers.
Perhaps the most crucial and time-consuming part of building APIs is manual testing and debugging. Read more
In an increasingly connected digital sphere, the API economy is no longer just a management challenge. Rather, the API economy has become a crucial part of cybersecurity efforts. APIs can provide security capabilities you do not have in-house. You don’t need to purchase specialized security tools or attain security expertise. Read more
Developer Experience (DX) for developers is akin to User Experience (UX) for end-users. The API products that streamline DX tend to increase interest and retain a following. But it’s not only public-facing services; internal and partner APIs benefit from a focus on DX as well. Read more
Learn how to avoid common API misconceptions and the resulting disillusionment.
APIs sometimes are perceived as having almost magical properties. Since APIs are so essential to digital transformation, powering all of our digital experiences, the conclusion is that once you have and use APIs, all the wonders of digital transformation are simply going to happen. Read more
Introduced in 2016, and implemented in 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced to give individuals throughout Europe more control over their personal data.
Compliance caused plenty of headaches for businesses, both inside and outside of the EU, with many frantically sending out batch emails to confirm that individuals had opted in to hear from them. Read more