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
Posts Tagged: Design
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
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
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
The API economy is growing up. APIs are no longer a toy or gimmick for companies to show off. They’re complete business resources and, oftentimes, products in and of themselves.