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API Emulators: Should They Be a Part of Your API Product Strategy?

Let’s face it; the current approach to building APIs is busy. We want to deploy everywhere, scale quickly, and automate as much as we can. No doubt, this presents some new challenges. In particular, how are we supposed to build against APIs that are incomplete or unstable? Read more

Designing the Human Experience (From the Ground Up)

API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.

A common question I heard at Nordic APIs Platform Summit in Stockholm and API the Docs in Amsterdam: what makes a developer portal successful? Read more

The Differences Between Gateway, Microgateway, and Service Mesh

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?

“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

Review of GROQ, A New JSON Query Language

Query languages are fundamental to the nature of the modern web. As data grows and the internet becomes more complex, bigger datasets are the natural result. To act on that data, though, we need to have systems in place that allow for filtering and transformation. Read more