Posts Tagged: APIs

The Importance of APIs for Payment Platforms

APIs have transformed the way we purchase, and now they are poised to completely change our payment experience. Customers increasingly demand secure, interconnected, and intelligent digital payment services. Across the whole range of the payment space the most forward-looking companies embrace an API-first approach in their product development. Read more

Tooling Review: Swagger Inspector

Testing is often considered to be a secondary consideration at the end of the development lifecycle. The common thought is that APIs are tested after they are built, and that any issues found should be addressed during these later stages. While this is certainly a method that can deliver a finished product, utilizing testing in such a manner is missing some major benefits of earlier testing. Read more

REST State Machine Revisited

In the months after the publication of Designing a True REST State Machine and the talk it was based on, there has been quite a bit of discussion and the questions posed should be addressed. While each could be responded to individually, perhaps they might be better served by writing everything up in a blog post. Read more

Using Kubernetes to Build Versatile Microservices

Kubernetes is often talked about, but seldom fully understood system in the API industry. This is largely because containerization, the principle approach that Kubernetes is built upon, is still not nearly as ubiquitous as the classical approach to API design and resource management. Read more

Why You Should Be Designing APIs to Spec

There’s a good reason why building APIs can be extremely tough and time-consuming: they have to cater to both human and machine needs.

Inherently, this is pretty difficult. Machines are picky and rely on pure logic; they crave rigid, hierarchical structures and definite instructions. Read more