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
There are hundreds of pre-built solutions for everything API, whether it’s authorization, documentation, or some other functionality. While there’s a wide range of choices for your API gateway solutions — especially in recent years — the very best ones can cost quite a chunk and aren’t always tailored to your needs. Read more
The Internet runs on complexity – the sum total of internet communication is really a multitude of communications between disparate APIs, each transforming the data in a unique way. No single API can do everything, and frankly, no one API should ever even try to. Read more