Posts Tagged: asynchronous

Vulcain Review

We review Vulcain, a new protocol using HTTP/2 Server Push to create fast and idiomatic client-driven REST APIs.

Developers have been struggling with performance bottlenecks for their web APIs for years. Some web developers were trying to solve the dilemma with asynchronous processing as far as back as 2013. Read more

Speaker Interview: James Higginbotham, LaunchAny

We feature James Higginbotham of LaunchAny, a speaker at the upcoming 2019 Austin API Summit.

Meet James Higginbotham, API consultant, strategist, and author. With over 20 years of experience in APIs and distributed computing, James has guided scores of enterprises through the design of business-oriented APIs — a topic he covers in depth in his latest book, A Practical Approach to API Design. Read more

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. Read more

Is REST Still a Relevant API Style?

What kind of API style should you be using? From SOAP, to REST, GraphQL, and new styles like gRPC, there are many competing standards for designing APIs and the way consumers interact with them. We’ve written about each before, but as the industry changes rapidly, there are always new concerns and opportunities for comparison. Read more

Tooling Review: AsyncAPI

Documentation will set you free – this is a mantra often delivered by experienced developers, and it bears repeating whenever the value of documentation is discussed. Simply put, documentation is perhaps one of the most important elements of effective API developer communication, second only to active demonstrations, tutorials, and other interactive systems. Read more