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
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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
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
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
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