Posts Tagged: HTTP

What is Coming In HTTP/3 QUIC?

HTTP/3 is a robust protocol, offering many gains with few adoption blockers. The promise of this protocol, however, is just that – a promise. While the protocol is, in theory, an attractive proposition, it still has quite a lot of iteration to go through, which has left many programmers with a simple question – what is the current state of HTTP/3 and QUIC, and what is explicitly the protocol offering compared to HTTP/2 and HTTP/1? Read more

Rust Vs. Haskell: Which Language is Best for API Design?

When it comes to designing, building, and maintaining an API, it’s not immediately obvious which development tools and programming languages you should use. Seeing as how APIs are essentially the nervous system of mobile apps, it makes sense that there would be copious amounts of resources for programmers and developers. Read more

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. Read more

Understanding Idempotency and Safety in API Design

What does it mean in programming to be idempotent? Today, we’re going to look at the concepts of idempotence and safety, and identify what makes them so very important in the context of web API design.

We’ll compare idempotence and safety to see how they’re different, and discover why this division is important. Read more

Is REST Still a Relevant API Style?

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