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
GraphQL is a powerful solution for many users. Having the ability to determine the data returned and the format it’s returned great makes for a robust system, delivering excellent user experience and unmatchable data exchange. That said, GraphQL is not entirely perfect out of the box. Read more
Much has been said about REST and GraphQL. Unfortunately, these conversations almost always hover around the idea of one being better than the other — more often than not, GraphQL is presented as the next step towards a RESTless world. Read more
Perhaps one of the most important elements of any implementation leveraging data is the actual modeling of the data itself. Data is only useful when it’s understood and contextualized – when it’s ultimately either shared or made into information. Failing to actually model this data in an understandable way is damaging, and can seriously hamper any effort to develop a product. Read more
We talk Progressive Web Apps with Peter Sheldon from Adobe Magento, and consider how APIs can be used in retail and online commerce.
Traditional brick and mortar retail have been at a crossroads for some time; either brands embrace new innovative technology, or they face disruption at the hands of web-based eCommerce. Read more