Posts Tagged: Design

10+ Best Practices for Naming API Endpoints

There are plenty of reasons to name API endpoints thoughtfully. Choosing sensible names for API endpoints can drastically smooth out the learning curve for new developers, helping them intuitively know what to look for and where to find it. With that in mind, we’re dedicating this article to more than ten of the most effective best practices and conventions for naming API endpoints. Read more

API Emulators: Should They Be a Part of Your API Product Strategy?

Let’s face it; the current approach to building APIs is busy. We want to deploy everywhere, scale quickly, and automate as much as we can. No doubt, this presents some new challenges. In particular, how are we supposed to build against APIs that are incomplete or unstable? Read more

Is REST Still A Good API Design Style to Use?

We interview three experts on the state of REST API design

Representational State Transfer, or REST, is a dominant architectural pattern. Since Roy Fielding conceived it in 2000, REST has become the predominant method to design robust web APIs. However, with the advent of new application demands, some question whether REST is right for every single use case. Read more

How AI Can Help Scale API Ecosystems

The API ecosystem is facing a serious scalability issue. While current responsibilities associated with designing, coding, and maintaining APIs are still very manageable, we’re likely to see a huge increase in the number of APIs — public and private — over the coming years. Read more

How Does JSON:API Compare To REST and GraphQL?

There are nearly as many options for API tools and design styles as there are APIs themselves. The modern API industry has a variety of specifications, frameworks, paradigms, architectures, integrations, and extensions that make each API instance unique. Today, we’re going to take a look at three of those options. Read more