Web services and APIs are two of those overlapping tech terms that regularly get confused. You might have even heard these words used interchangeably, but are they even the same thing?
While they do have some overlap, web services and APIs are two different concepts. Read more
Many of us are guilty of, even if only subconsciously, thinking about what we can get out a partnership. To convince partners to consume our APIs, we often consider great API design and quick developer onboarding. However, we may not be giving enough thought to the relation itself. Read more
Automatically generating documentation is a dream come true for developers looking to focus on the code instead of copywriting. It’s also a dream for end users, who get documentation that’s up-to-date and reliable.
GraphQL is a popular query language that lets developers extract the information they need from APIs. Read more
REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more
“We like to think we are a technology company, but we started as a service company.”
That’s how Bo Li of ADP, a payroll and HR software provider with more than 740,000 clients, opened her speech at our 2019 API Summit in Austin. Read more