What does it mean in programming to be idempotent? Today, we’re going to look at the concepts of idempotence and safety, and identify what makes them so very important in the context of web API design.
We’ll compare idempotence and safety to see how they’re different, and discover why this division is important. Read more
Eight years is a long time in any business, but that’s perhaps nowhere more true than the tech space. Indulge us for a moment, and let’s think back to 2010…
We saw Jesse Eisenberg forever linked with Mark Zuckerberg by The Social Network. Read more
With API breaches emerging by the week, testing is more crucial than ever
There’s a tendency to believe that if something is working, it’s fine. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The problem with this is that, particularly when it comes to APIs, it isn’t always easy to spot whether or not something is broken. Read more
What Does “API as a Product” Mean?
Though we tend to think of APIs in a very technical way, they are increasingly combined within the context of business offerings and values. Accordingly, many are recontextualizing things to treat APIs more like products. Read more
With all of the love and proclamations about REST, we can sometimes forget that it’s simply one of many options. REST is a very good standard for a wide variety of APIs, but there are other API design styles for more nuanced scenarios. Read more