Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more
People develop APIs for all sorts of reasons. They might be trying to create a tool to facilitate internal processes where they work, they could be building an external product for customers, or they might be building a third party tool designed to mash-up other services. Read more
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
That sure sounds like the last time your site went down and every team in the office started panicking, right? Read more
Education is a space that many would argue is in dire need of disruption. With the average college degree in the USA costing tens of thousands of dollars per year, the ivory tower of academia is one that’s only available to those who are lucky enough to get a scholarship, willing to take on plenty of personal debt or have very prepared (and generous) parents. Read more
APIs have brought forward massive processing power and functionality to the world of sound engineering and design. This innovation, utilizing powerful hardware to software synergy and browser-based solutions through the application of sound design and presentation APIs, is an often overlooked aspect of hypermedia in the emergent media based internet culture. Read more