Posts Tagged: API lifecycle

How to Smartly Sunset and Deprecate APIs

The life of an API follows a predictable lifecycle – from creation to deprecation, each stage of the API lifecycle denotes an important event, and it carries with it a set of best practices. API developers tend to think about the future in very positive ways – how the API will behave, what its design will be – but in doing so, they don’t always consider what the end of that API might look like. Read more

5 Ways the OpenAPI Specification Spurs API Agility

The API lifecycle is a topic of much discussion — and rightfully so. The API space is agile, ever changing, and its participants must continually meet the shifting kaleidoscope of user needs and demands.

Speeding up and securing this lifecycle is seen by many, then, to be the Holy Grail. Read more

Architecting an API Backend

We’ve discussed in length API business, monetization techniques, and the importance of improving the experience for our target developer consumer. But underneath the hood, what does the architecture of an API platform actually look like? Just as developers who use an API rely on it to power their applications, a similar ecosystem may exist fueling the components that make up an API itself. Read more

eBook Released: The API Lifecycle

We are very excited to announce the release of our fourth eBook: “The API Lifecycle.” Visit our new dedicated eBooks page today to grab your FREE copy.

Introducing a FREE eBook for download: The API Lifecycle

 

The API Lifecycle presents an agile process for managing the life of a web API – the secret sauce to help establish quality standards for all API and microservice providers.  Read more

Success vs. Failure – The Importance of API Metrics

Success and failure are relatively subjective terms — what defines success for one business might be considered a failure for another, and the relative of success in certain areas of performance can change from industry to industry, department to department, and even on a case to case basis. Read more