10+ Tools To Mock HTTP Requests

Kristopher Sandoval

Mocking HTTP requests is a vital part of any testing regiment. The ability to test a wide range of possible situations, realities and use cases is extremely important, and it presents a great opportunity to really future proof your API. What tool you use to implement this does matter – your tool should be able to mock common API interactions and HTTP request flows, and most importantly, it should be appropriate to your given code base and situation. Read more

Using Apache Kafka to Build Flexible APIs (Case Study)

Thomas Bush

Building big platforms has always been difficult. Old-fashioned monolithic applications are plagued with slow delivery cycles, questionable reliability, and serious complexity. On the other hand, the microservices approach comes with complexities of its own, such as service overlap or unintended dependencies. Read more

10+ Best Practices for Naming API Endpoints

Thomas Bush

There are plenty of reasons to name API endpoints thoughtfully. Choosing sensible names for API endpoints can drastically smooth out the learning curve for new developers, helping them intuitively know what to look for and where to find it. With that in mind, we’re dedicating this article to more than ten of the most effective best practices and conventions for naming API endpoints. Read more

What is CORS?

Kristopher Sandoval

APIs are complex webs of interconnected applications, interfaces, frontends, and backends. Making sense of these systems is not always easy to do. When so much of the data coming into a system is from external sources that run the gamut from trusted to untrusted, known to unknown, the easiest way to classify that data is to classify it by the source origin – that is, to not talk about the nature of the data, but rather the nature of that which sent the data. Read more