Posts Tagged: backend

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

Creating a Microservices Framework at CIBC: A Case Study

Financial services is on the cusp of becoming an integral part of the API Economy. Market forces — both disruptive in terms of new offerings from FinTech and regulatory in the form of anti-competitive legislation — are resulting in an increasing number of financial service providers offering APIs. Read more

API-Based CMS Buyer’s Guide

What is an API-Based CMS?

If you know what an API-based CMS is, skip this section.

The typical way to build a CMS-powered website is to choose a fully-integrated solution like WordPress and build your website as a collection of tightly embedded templates. Read more