Posts Tagged: microservices

Is REST Still A Good API Design Style to Use?

We interview three experts on the state of REST API design

Representational State Transfer, or REST, is a dominant architectural pattern. Since Roy Fielding conceived it in 2000, REST has become the predominant method to design robust web APIs. However, with the advent of new application demands, some question whether REST is right for every single use case. Read more

What is API Orchestration?

The API space is ever-evolving. As the needs of end-users grow in both complexity and frequency, new software development strategies continue to emerge. When working with APIs, it’s not uncommon to see a network of systems handling a single purpose. In fact, during the modern age of microservice architectures, this has become the design paradigm de jure, with each API operating a small fraction of the much larger machine. Read more

The Present And Future Of API Design

The API economy is growing up. APIs are no longer a toy or gimmick for companies to show off. They’re complete business resources and, oftentimes, products in and of themselves.

As James Higginbotham puts it in the intro to his book A Practical Guide to API Design, co-written with Dr. Read more

AsyncAPI vs OpenAPI: What’s The Difference?

The world of APIs is often one of competing standards, interests, and solutions. While we tend to talk about the API space as a cohesive community, the reality is that APIs on the internet encompasses something more universal.

In the API documentation space, this ultimately comes down to a question of consumption. Read more

Review of Ballerina, A Programming Language For Microservices And APIs

As the API space has grown and transitioned, there have been several major sea changes in what an effective language in the industry looks like. Moving away from classical server-client architecture and into the realm of serverless or other new paradigms can leave old languages feeling inadequate. Read more