13 Frameworks for Building APIs in Elixir

Kristopher Sandoval

Elixir is, at its heart, a language based upon the idea of extensible design – it’s no surprise, then, that there’s a bevy of additional frameworks designed to provide more extensibility, more capability, and more efficiency. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of those frameworks, and look at what they do. Read more

Understanding the Hidden Powers of curl

Kristopher Sandoval

curl is exceedingly powerful – unfortunately, much of this power is somewhat hidden in the purposeful non-verbosity and the underlying complexity of its numerous flags, configurations, and options. Once understood, curl boasts a wide range of powerful options. Today, we’re going to cover some of these options and discuss the hidden power behind one of the most popular and beloved open-source projects. Read more

The Differences Between Gateway, Microgateway, and Service Mesh

Kristopher Sandoval

We compare the benefits and drawbacks to 3 key API management styles

APIs are complex. Each component would be complex on its own, but when these APIs communicate with one another, this complexity is only compounded. Add in external clients, and you have an intricate web of cross-communicating codebases, competing paths for information, and separate sources of truth. Read more

Is OAuth Enough for Financial-Grade API Security?

Art Anthony

“If you think about where OAuth started, it was really about securing comments on blog posts and now we’re talking about enterprises, so it’s a whole different class of security.”

This is how Travis Spencer, CEO at the identity company Curity, opened his talk at our 2019 Austin API Summit, and it’s an astute summary of the way many products (particularly in the tech scene) are tweaked or re-engineered beyond their original purpose. Read more