Posts Tagged: API standards

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

An Introduction to Securing Your New API

What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.

While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more

Do API Standards Differ From Industry to Industry?

At first glance, it would seem that the API space has embraced unified design standards. RESTful development uses HTTP to communicate between a client and a server. OpenAPI Spec serves to extend REST APIs, improving documentation and making APIs machine-friendly.

However, with just a little digging, it becomes apparent that this isn’t always the case. Read more

Austin API Summit 2019 Wrap Up

In May 2019, Nordic APIs hosted the 2nd annual Austin API Summit. This year, we had two tracks with over 40 speakers presenting on advanced API platform strategies. Compared to last year, the Austin API Summit doubled in size!

We’ll be uploading speaker sessions to YouTube here, and slides here. Read more

Most common instances of unrestful APIs

The API that Defied REST: Most Common Instances of unRESTful APIs, and What Really Matters

RESTful design is akin to the graphical user interface on modern computers — ubiquitous enough to be considered the de facto choice, but in practice, not necessarily the only option. REST is certainly considered by many to be the king of the hill, but it’s wrong to think it’s the only player in town. Read more