Key Lessons From 100 API Projects

If you’d spent the last five years collaborating on over 100 enterprise API projects, what do you think the biggest takeaways might have been?

At our 2018 Platform Summit, we had Frederic Pozzi, Vice President of Digital Sales at Axway answer this question — except there was no hypothetical element since he has spent the last five years working on over 100 enterprise API projects. Read more

Balancing Client And Server Caching in Web Application Development

Above all else, API communication is really a negotiation between the client and the server. Once we clear all the dust, this basic communication underlies every protocol, architecture, and approach. These negotiations are often complex, and deciding who has the responsibility for what aspect of this negotiated communication is an age-old conversation. Read more

The Business Caveats of Microservices

In the API space, it’s almost ubiquitous to join the concept of the modern API with the microservice. Advice abounds, with fans claiming microservices architecture to be the best possible application of our coding ethos and our design conceptualization. Unfortunately, in some cases, adopting a microservice architecture may not be an effective business choice. Read more

The Role of Domain Driven Architecture and GraphQL in Digital Transformation

Paolo Negri, CTO at Contentful, believes GraphQL can be used for large-scale domain modeling within digital transformation initiatives.

GraphQL is well on its way to matching REST API’s popularity, making the question of its future role extremely relevant, not only for the technical audience but for anyone leading or involved in the building of digital businesses or processes of digital transformation. Read more

The Three Principles of Excellent API Design

We all know that using a well-designed API is extremely rewarding, while using a poorly-designed API can be frustrating enough for us to give up altogether. However, when we ourselves strive to build the best-designed APIs possible, we tend to trip up right away, wondering: what makes an API’s design good or bad? Read more