API management is the process of building, distributing, and monitoring APIs. The industry has a whole host of tools designed to help in each of these areas, but there’s a lot to be gained by using a single API management solution that tackles them all. Read more
Posts Tagged: gateway
What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.
While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more
We compare the benefits and drawbacks to 3 key API management styles
APIs are complex. Each component would be complex on its own, but when these APIs communicate with one another, this complexity is only compounded. Add in external clients, and you have an intricate web of cross-communicating codebases, competing paths for information, and separate sources of truth. Read more
If you’re not an API practitioner, you may not be too comfortable with the idea of an API gateway. Following up on our recent article What Is the Difference Between APIs and Microservices?, we wanted to demystify another daunting API topic for the less technically oriented audience. Read more
Discover the benefits of API rate limiting and ways to implement it.
As API developers, we need to make sure our APIs are running as efficiently as possible. Otherwise, everyone using your database will suffer from slow performance.
Performance isn’t the only reason to limit API requests, either. Read more