Posts Tagged: microservices

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

How Granular Should You Design APIs?

One of the many things to take into account when building a great API is granularity. For more experienced developers, the concept of granularity is a given, but it may be a confusing concept for programmers new to API development. Read more

Ways to Harden New Platform Architecture

New software architecture design styles are coming out every year. They promise to offer greater flexibility, more power, and more freedom to compute in unique ways. Unfortunately, with this greater power comes a greater responsibility to ensure security holes are addressed. Read more