Posts Tagged: backend

Building Fullstack, Serverless GraphQL APIs in the Cloud

A powerful query language for APIs, GraphQL has long been appreciated for its data-integration capabilities. GraphQL allows developers to extract pertinent data from their APIs without added fluff. In turn, apps can precisely control what data they get. Whereas traditional RESTful setups rely on server requests, GraphQL assumes control of data retrieval. Read more

APIs Will Usher in a Future of Connected Energy

Smart is the buzzword of this decade. There are smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart TVs… but there’s still a lot of things that aren’t smart. Take energy — why can’t we measure our usage habits, charge home batteries during off-peak times, or produce our own energy to share with neighbors when they need it? 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

20+ API Management Solutions

API management solutions are almost dime a dozen in the current space – this is a good thing, as never before have their been more choices for the average API host to integrate into the API. These options are diverse, well-tested, and often enterprise-grade, with even smaller offerings delivering excellent value with relatively low effort and monetary cost. Read more

Serverless GraphQL Architecture With Graphcool

Today, new application development leans towards microservices and serverless approaches. With this paradigm shift, the weaknesses of traditional RESTful API approaches began to show. GraphQL was developed in response to the problems of a typical REST API, but requires a fair amount of configuration to get it running server-side. Read more