Transactional emails are messages sent in response to various triggers, like user signups, password resets, and other app-specific events. You can send transactional emails through your own servers using a protocol called SMTP — that’s Simple Mail Transfer Protocol — but it’s a lot more nuanced than it sounds. Read more
Posts Tagged: Event-Driven
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.
REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more
What kind of API style should you be using? From SOAP, to REST, GraphQL, and new styles like gRPC, there are many competing standards for designing APIs and the way consumers interact with them. We’ve written about each before, but as the industry changes rapidly, there are always new concerns and opportunities for comparison. Read more