In May 2019, Nordic APIs hosted the 2nd annual Austin API Summit. This year, we had two tracks with over 40 speakers presenting on advanced API platform strategies. Compared to last year, the Austin API Summit doubled in size with about 200 attendees! Read more
If you’ve been spending much time on the Nordic APIs blog, you’ll know that developer experience is something we’re passionate about. Creating a smooth and enjoyable experience for those implementing your APIs is essential with just how much competition there is nowadays, and API documentation is one of the keys to success. Read more
Not so long ago, many of us lived our lives in the mall. Before Netflix and Amazon, there was Sam Goody and Sears, but the latter are dying off and it doesn’t look like they’ll be coming back. But that doesn’t mean they can’t. Read more
In the world of microservices, an API could reference tens or more services within a single function. This significantly elevated functionality has unfortunately brought with it some greater complexity.
One way to deal with such complexity is schema stitching. Stitching is a robust process that ties many microservices under a single relational network. Read more
Creating brilliant API documentation can be tricky. It’s something of a balancing act: curating the essential information developers need to get started quickly, while still fleshing out other, more complicated topics in detail. But what if you could improve the developer experience for users across the board with just a few simple tweaks? Read more
HTTP/3 is a robust protocol, offering many gains with few adoption blockers. The promise of this protocol, however, is just that – a promise. While the protocol is, in theory, an attractive proposition, it still has quite a lot of iteration to go through, which has left many programmers with a simple question – what is the current state of HTTP/3 and QUIC, and what is explicitly the protocol offering compared to HTTP/2 and HTTP/1? Read more
Originally a personal project of Mozilla’s Graydon Hoare, Rust’s development began in 2006. It first said Hello World following its official announcement by Mozilla in 2010. Though Rust hasn’t enjoyed Python’s colossal growth, users love the language immensely. Rust topped Stack Overflow’s “most loved programming languages” ranking list in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Read more
It’s the 21st century, and APIs are only becoming more prevalent. Not only are they springing up in a growing number of organizations, but they’re also being built in numbers: dozens, hundreds, and thousands.
So how can you build large-scale API ecosystems with more confidence, in a truly systematic way? Read more