Posts Tagged: kristopher

Using Spark to Create APIs in Scala

In our previous piece, we discussed the strengths of the Java Language within the Spark framework, highlighting the ways Java Spark increases simplicity, encourages good design, and allows for ease of development.

In this piece we continue our coverage on Spark, a micro framework great for defining and dispatching routes to functions that handle requests made to your web API’s endpoints. Read more

Using Spark to Create APIs in Java

Perhaps the singular most important choice an API developer can make is one of programming language and architecture. Choosing how an API will communicate with consumers, how security will be implemented, and how the API will function with other services is largely constrained by the language and methodology by which it is developed. Read more

Securing Your Data Stream with P2P Encryption

A system is only as secure as its weakest part — the most expensive chain in the world wrapped around deeply sunk steel columns is worthless if tied together with zip ties. The same holds true for security in the API space. Read more

Fostering an Internal Culture of Security

API security is a common subject, and for a good reason — as the average user becomes more adept at utilizing more powerful systems than ever before to complete incredible tasks, the old methods of secure communication become less secure. What was once considered the crème de la crème of IT and API security has become tomorrow’s vulnerability. Read more