Posts Tagged: Ops

Is OpenAPI the Gateway to DevOps Success?

It’s not an understatement to say that OAS (OpenAPI Specification) has changed the way many developers design their APIs, with its standardized format allowing for easier adoption and implementation of APIs.

However, the verb used in that last sentence is telling: it talks about how developers “design” their APIs, rather than how they “power” or “utilize” them. Read more

Introduction To Unikernels

NanoVMs CEO Ian Eyberg introduces unikernels, a niche deployment method for microservices that take VMs granular.

It seems like the DevOps world is consistently refactoring it’s existence yet at the same time smashing into other domains of the business. Recently, security has been one of those domains creating the new discipline of DevSecOps — that is, applying DevOps principles towards security. Read more

Is REST Still a Relevant API Style?

What kind of API style should you be using? From SOAP, to REST, GraphQL, and new styles like gRPC, there are many competing standards for designing APIs and the way consumers interact with them. We’ve written about each before, but as the industry changes rapidly, there are always new concerns and opportunities for comparison. Read more

Using API Analytics to Empower the Platform

API metrics are perhaps the single most important factor in improving any API system. Metrics are inherently valuable – tracking data on API usage, availability, uptime, and other insights is pivotal to keeping a consistently healthy platform. That being said, it’s an unfortunate truth that many developers do not leverage API analytics to their full power, simply preferring to consider metrics a business tool, and little else. Read more