Web services and APIs are two of those overlapping tech terms that regularly get confused. You might have even heard these words used interchangeably, but are they even the same thing?
While they do have some overlap, web services and APIs are two different concepts. Read more
How does Conway’s Law impact the way we build effective internal communication within API-first companies?
When we write about web APIs, we inevitably focus on one of two things: The technicalities of building the application itself, or the target market and user base that consumes the API. Read more
The world-wide web is a powerful tool, and much of this power is driven from the relational intersections between web pages, the data these pages host, and their further relations to other web pages and data sets. In fact, it is this fundamental relationship that drives the conceptual model and approach of the world-wide web – without these relationships, there would be no Reddit, no BBC News, and certainly no Wikipedia. Read more
One of the greatest ways to improve and sustain an API userbase is by enhancing developer experience. A way to do this is by improving the usability of an API with hypermedia — a method of interacting with APIs. But what exactly is hypermedia, why is it important, and how will it affect an API program? Read more
The API world is rapidly changing — the average consumer of an API is far different from the data-processing clients of old, and the business-to-business landscape has steadily pushed the evolution of the API into bigger, bolder directions. In a world so documented and maintained, however, there remains a Wild West — unique in its applications and relatively misunderstood to those who don’t live in it. Read more