Posts Tagged: Platform Summit

An Expert’s Guide to Choosing the Right API Style

API styles are a topic of much contention. Most API practitioners are familiar with the REST vs. GraphQL debate, but that’s not to mention the countless other styles out there. The good news is that there is a simple, objective process for narrowing down the best style (or styles) for your next API project. Read more

An Introduction to Securing Your New API

What with the rapid growth of the API economy, more sensitive data is shared through APIs than ever before. As a natural consequence of this, there are severe stakes around API security, and they’re only rising.

While it’s easy to overlook the importance of security in a brand-new API — especially if that API is only used internally or by selected partners — you ought to secure all APIs early-on. Read more

Three Key Steps for Scaling a Developer Portal

Quality API documentation is unquestionably the lifeblood of the developer experience. Most self-service tools require detailed tutorials, even for simple use. We know developer adoption drives the success of numerous APIs, so why not make their lives as easy as possible? Read more

An Introduction to Setting KPIs for Your API Strategy

If you work at an established enterprise, chances are you’ve already heard of Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. These objective metrics offer stakeholders an effective way to measure the success of business initiatives, and now they’re working their way into the world of APIs. Read more

Using Apache Kafka to Build Flexible APIs (Case Study)

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