Too much traffic can be a dangerous thing. To many application developers, this seems like a good problem to have – traffic is exactly what you want for your service, so accordingly, the more the better. The simple truth is, however, that too much of a good thing can be very dangerous – and in the API space, this can have dramatic effects. Read more
Posts Tagged: Backend-for-Frontend
APIs are, by design, vastly interconnected. In order to effectively function and carry out the purposes for their creation, APIs are crafted to connect easily to other services, both internal and external. While this certainly is beneficial from a user perspective, developers often find the result of this type of development to have some problematic elements. Read more
We’ve previously discussed best practices when it comes to designing an API with quality developer experience. But what will the long term operational repercussions be for the design moves we make now?
For example, if URLs are designed without metadata to describe actions, later on, product owners will have a difficult time staring at unintelligible logs. Read more
The world of API architecture and development is tricky in many ways. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “perfect” solution, and with every new implementation or solution, new problems are bound to crop up.
It is important to remember, then, that even the most positive, powerful decisions in API architecture could have significant issues in the long run that, if not recognized in the hazy glow of post-adoption euphoria, could easily interfere with the success of an API or collection of APIs. Read more