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An Expert’s Guide to Choosing the Right API Style

API styles are a topic of much contention. Most API practitioners are familiar with the REST vs. GraphQL debate, but that’s not to mention the countless other styles out there. The good news is that there is a simple, objective process for narrowing down the best style (or styles) for your next API project. Read more

API Maturity for Humans

API geeks love a maturity model. We’ve had a few come through over the years, such as Richardson, Admunsen, and the recent Curity API Security Model. By critically looking at both the style and properties of the APIs we create, these models give us valuable insight as to how we are progressing in our journey to becoming API gods and goddesses. Read more

11 Testing and Building Tools for APIs

An API works as an intermediary between two apps that allows them to communicate with each other. Most companies have built APIs, which stands for application programming interfaces, using different tools for either themselves or their customers.

Perhaps the most crucial and time-consuming part of building APIs is manual testing and debugging. Read more

5 Ways APIs Can Improve Your Security

In an increasingly connected digital sphere, the API economy is no longer just a management challenge. Rather, the API economy has become a crucial part of cybersecurity efforts. APIs can provide security capabilities you do not have in-house. You don’t need to purchase specialized security tools or attain security expertise. Read more

Tips on Creating Outstanding Developer Experiences

Developer Experience (DX) for developers is akin to User Experience (UX) for end-users. The API products that streamline DX tend to increase interest and retain a following. But it’s not only public-facing services; internal and partner APIs benefit from a focus on DX as well. Read more