As we’ve described many times before, the OpenAPI Specification is a powerful solution for API agility and extensibility. Overseen by the OpenAPI Initiative, the specification drives many modern implementations to new heights. Such is the case with today’s topic, the OpenAPI CLI Generator. Read more
Big organizations are slow to change, especially when it comes to technology. After all, the stakes are high, and the complexity of existing systems is even higher. There comes a time when you can’t put off embracing new technology any longer. Read more
As the API space has grown and transitioned, there have been several major sea changes in what an effective language in the industry looks like. Moving away from classical server-client architecture and into the realm of serverless or other new paradigms can leave old languages feeling inadequate. Read more
Workarounds are clever, but less than ideal solutions to problems that shouldn’t really exist. In the world of APIs, an example of this might be scraping an application’s frontend to make up for endpoints that don’t exist.
At first sight, workarounds may seem like a bad thing. Read more
Development does not occur in isolation – it is an active, interconnected process. Because of this, one of the most important things a developer can incorporate into their development lifecycle is testing. Testing each stage of code development and deployment can ensure that services perform as expected, and have a high-quality user experience. Read more
We saw the rise and fall of embedded plugins. But are custom UI integrations now back in style?
As APIs become an expected feature of software businesses, the most popular web services extend their developer platforms. Many go beyond an external API and allow partners to integrate right into their interfaces. Read more
One of the many things to take into account when building a great API is granularity. For more experienced developers, the concept of granularity is a given, but it may be a confusing concept for programmers new to API development. Read more
API security is complex, and the underlying systems that support it are even more so. Getting a grasp on API security requires understanding many underlying components. Accordingly, any tool that can help contextualize these systems is not only a good educational tool, but it’s also a good business tool. Read more