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