Posts Tagged: cloud

What is API Orchestration?

The API space is ever-evolving. As the needs of end-users grow in both complexity and frequency, new software development strategies continue to emerge. When working with APIs, it’s not uncommon to see a network of systems handling a single purpose. In fact, during the modern age of microservice architectures, this has become the design paradigm de jure, with each API operating a small fraction of the much larger machine. Read more

Review of Ballerina, A Programming Language For Microservices And APIs

As the API space has grown and transitioned, there have been several major sea changes in what an effective language in the industry looks like. Moving away from classical server-client architecture and into the realm of serverless or other new paradigms can leave old languages feeling inadequate. Read more

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

How APIs are Powering the Next Industrial Revolution

When someone says “manufacturing,” people generally think of old, dingy photographs from the 1920s. Employees are hard at work, leveraging machines and tools to churn out products for society. While that’s historically accurate, the factories of today look quite a bit different; people work side by side with machines, using technology to help coordinate manufacturing processes. Read more

Review of Everest API Testing Tool

We check out Everest, an open source API testing project. 

Testing is a fundamental part of the API development cycle. Accordingly, the tools used for testing are just as essential as the test itself. In the average development cycle, thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of API queries will be passed through and tested to ensure data integrity, response clarity, and user experience. Read more