Posts Tagged: Martin Fowler

What Is The Difference Between APIs and Microservices?

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you’ve heard the terms “API” and “microservice” being thrown around increasingly over the last few years. They’re both incredibly important in modern day web applications, and considering how they’re used, it’s almost as if the two terms are interchangeable — although that’s not quite the case. Read more

10 Continuous Integration Tools to Spur API Development

Software development these days is about iterating fast, and releasing often. In the 10 years since Martin Fowler wrote his original paper, continuous integration has become a cornerstone of the software development process. It is a fundamental part of Agile development (being one of the core tenants of Extreme Programming) and has helped to spawn organizational change with the creation of the DevOps approach to application development. Read more

Microservices Architecture: The Good, The Bad, and What You Could Be Doing Better

It’s no longer one app to rule them all. From a user experience perspective, the industry has reached what Web Informant David Strom calls a “cheaper, pay by the drink model, [where you] don’t have to implement a particular computing environment or end-point device–now it’s their phone or their tablets.” On the consumer side, we aren’t just offering behemoth platforms like Salesforce, but we are drilling down to add dimension, allowing users to pick and choose their workflows. Read more