Learn how to avoid common API misconceptions and the resulting disillusionment.
APIs sometimes are perceived as having almost magical properties. Since APIs are so essential to digital transformation, powering all of our digital experiences, the conclusion is that once you have and use APIs, all the wonders of digital transformation are simply going to happen. Read more
When a user utilizes a service, that user must first attest they are who they say they are. In most use cases, they must then confirm they can do what they’re trying to do. For many users, this is a relatively non-transparent process, and it might seem to happen magically behind the scenes. Read more
Building big platforms has always been difficult. Old-fashioned monolithic applications are plagued with slow delivery cycles, questionable reliability, and serious complexity. On the other hand, the microservices approach comes with complexities of its own, such as service overlap or unintended dependencies. Read more
We compare the benefits and drawbacks to 3 key API management styles
APIs are complex. Each component would be complex on its own, but when these APIs communicate with one another, this complexity is only compounded. Add in external clients, and you have an intricate web of cross-communicating codebases, competing paths for information, and separate sources of truth. Read more
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