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
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Scala is a powerful language that has quickly become a favorite among many developers. A language, however, is just a starting point — not every function is going to be covered by the language core. Accordingly, some awesome frameworks have been created to make Scala just that much better. Read more
Clojure is a powerful language, but as with any language, its true power comes through extensibility. The ability to plug in additional modules and open up functionality is key to the proper development of a Clojure application, and as such, understanding both how Clojure functions and how the various frameworks interlock is key to proper development. Read more
Kubernetes is often talked about, but seldom fully understood system in the API industry. This is largely because containerization, the principle approach that Kubernetes is built upon, is still not nearly as ubiquitous as the classical approach to API design and resource management. Read more
In a speech at the 2016 GraphQL Summit, Lee Byron of GraphQL/Facebook put forward a “Secret Master Plan” outlining his hopes for GraphQL, the growing API standard.
In an ideal world, he said, he hoped that GraphQL adoption would look something like this:
- 1–3 months – Hobbyists and personal projects
- 6 months – Implemented in 3+ languages
- 9–12 months – New startups and small companies
- 1.5–2 years – Medium sized companies and products
- 2 years – Implemented in 10+ languages (actually took ~3 months)
- 2–4 years – Large companies and tech giants
- 4–5 years – Ubiquity!