Posts Tagged: API architecture

Stemming the Flood – How to Rate Limit an API

If an API is implemented correctly, the number of users utilizing a service can be staggering. Millions of users and devices connect to the internet every day, utilizing APIs to perform calculations, convert media, and even help cure cancer.

The API developer’s dream come true, however, can also be a nightmare. Read more

Building a REST API in Java and Scala Using Play Framework – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we introduced Play framework, a web development framework for Java and Scala developers, and we showed how it enabled one to expose a basic REST API with minimal effort. In this second part, we explore some of the features of Play and use real code to illustrate its capabilities. Read more

Building a REST API in Java and Scala Using Play Framework – Part 1

In this two part series we explore Play Framework, and see how it can be used for rapidly developing RESTful APIs. In part one, we introduce Play, covering the main design decisions behind its architecture and potential reasons for choosing this framework over others. Read more

API Gateways to Direct Microservices Architecture

In an age where thousands of devices interact with microservices and API-driven servers, an API gateway can act as a single entry point to internal architecture — a popular choice for developers as it increases security, improves user experience, and helps ecosystems thrive. Read more

Token Design for a Better API Architecture

Little details like tokens can sometimes help structure complex API architectures. In this piece we’re going to have a look at different architectures, and ultimately see how a better way to design tokens can lead to a more performant result.

Consider the role of tokens within two facets of API design, access control and data stability. Read more