Posts Tagged: development

Comparing Tools For GraphQL Schema Stitching: Hasura vs. Apollo

In the world of microservices, an API could reference tens or more services within a single function. This significantly elevated functionality has unfortunately brought with it some greater complexity.

One way to deal with such complexity is schema stitching. Stitching is a robust process that ties many microservices under a single relational network. Read more

8 Open-Source Frameworks for Building APIs in Python

Python is a highly-capable language, primed to handle the rigors of API development. Popularized by major companies and smaller development teams, Python is applauded for its user-friendliness. However, Python owes much of that usability to various development platforms.

We always appreciate when developer communities collaborate to build smarter tools, and luckily, a plethora of open-source frameworks have burst onto the scene and matured. Read more

Using Hypermedia To Design Event-Driven UIs

Some of the most powerful tech is now built fully on an API backbone. Web APIs are great because they can deliver data and functionality over HTTP — or other protocols — meaning agnostic client platforms, easier evolvability, and more efficient designs. Read more

Balancing Client And Server Caching in Web Application Development

Above all else, API communication is really a negotiation between the client and the server. Once we clear all the dust, this basic communication underlies every protocol, architecture, and approach. These negotiations are often complex, and deciding who has the responsibility for what aspect of this negotiated communication is an age-old conversation. Read more

Chaos Engineering For APIs: Review of Gremlin

We review Gremlin, a tool for API testing based on a chaos engineering ethos

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. Our coverage is part of our effort to highlight new, interesting tools in the API space.

The internet is an extremely complex place. Read more