Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more
Paolo Negri, CTO at Contentful, believes GraphQL can be used for large-scale domain modeling within digital transformation initiatives.
GraphQL is well on its way to matching REST API’s popularity, making the question of its future role extremely relevant, not only for the technical audience but for anyone leading or involved in the building of digital businesses or processes of digital transformation. Read more
We recently sat down with GraphQL co-creator Lee Byron to learn about the history and future of GraphQL. Hope you enjoy! The Origins and Future of GraphQL
Ten years ago Lee Byron was a graphics engineer designing interactive news graphics at the New York Times when a friend approached him to join a small social media startup based in San Francisco, California. Read more
With all of the love and proclamations about REST, we can sometimes forget that it’s simply one of many options. REST is a very good standard for a wide variety of APIs, but there are other API design styles for more nuanced scenarios. 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