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
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
Web services and APIs are two of those overlapping tech terms that regularly get confused. You might have even heard these words used interchangeably, but are they even the same thing?
While they do have some overlap, web services and APIs are two different concepts. Read more
Many of us are guilty of, even if only subconsciously, thinking about what we can get out a partnership. To convince partners to consume our APIs, we often consider great API design and quick developer onboarding. However, we may not be giving enough thought to the relation itself. Read more
Automatically generating documentation is a dream come true for developers looking to focus on the code instead of copywriting. It’s also a dream for end users, who get documentation that’s up-to-date and reliable.