Posts Tagged: API design

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

4 Ways Your API Specification Can Fall Short (And What to Do About It)

The use of API specification tooling like the OpenAPI Specification has revolutionized the way we design, build, and manage APIs. In addition to helping us plan out functionality, generate documentation, and run tests, a specification can serve the all-important role of the API contract: defining precisely what consumers can expect from our API. Read more

Insights From The 2019 Platform Summit

From October 22-23, Nordic APIs hosted our 5th annual Platform Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. #PS19 brought together over 450 total attendees and hosted 65 speakers across three stages. In the coming months, we’ll review many of the great talks shared with in-depth analysis on the blog. Read more

Recipes for API Ninjas

A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API

When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more

How AI Can Help Scale API Ecosystems

The API ecosystem is facing a serious scalability issue. While current responsibilities associated with designing, coding, and maintaining APIs are still very manageable, we’re likely to see a huge increase in the number of APIs — public and private — over the coming years. Read more