REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more
New software architecture design styles are coming out every year. They promise to offer greater flexibility, more power, and more freedom to compute in unique ways. Unfortunately, with this greater power comes a greater responsibility to ensure security holes are addressed. Read more
A powerful query language for APIs, GraphQL has long been appreciated for its data-integration capabilities. GraphQL allows developers to extract pertinent data from their APIs without added fluff. In turn, apps can precisely control what data they get. Whereas traditional RESTful setups rely on server requests, GraphQL assumes control of data retrieval. Read more
Real-time data for business is powerful. It lets you stay ahead of the curve, acting on insights as they occur. It gives business owners a competitive advantage, which can mean the difference between turning a profit or reporting a loss.
Take the impact of real-time data in the telecommunications industry, for example. Read more
When someone says “manufacturing,” people generally think of old, dingy photographs from the 1920s. Employees are hard at work, leveraging machines and tools to churn out products for society. While that’s historically accurate, the factories of today look quite a bit different; people work side by side with machines, using technology to help coordinate manufacturing processes. Read more
Since 1995, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) has made poverty reduction its core mission. Comprised of 30 development organizations, leaders recently unveiled an ambitious new program. That effort focuses on lifting underserved groups out of poverty. Read more
If you’re not an API practitioner, you may not be too comfortable with the idea of an API gateway. Following up on our recent article What Is the Difference Between APIs and Microservices?, we wanted to demystify another daunting API topic for the less technically oriented audience. Read more