Posts Tagged: platform

Insights From The 2019 Platform Summit

From October 22-23, Nordic APIs hosted our 5th annual Platform Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. #PS19 brought together over 450 total attendees and hosted 65 speakers across three stages. In the coming months, we’ll review many of the great talks shared with in-depth analysis on the blog. Read more

The Need for an API Composition Layer

Nowadays, you can find web APIs everywhere you look, and developers create more of them each day. On the one hand, that’s a good thing: it shows we’re living in an age of interoperability. On the other hand, the shift towards heavily API-based platforms brings with it severe technical overhead. Read more

What is API Orchestration?

The API space is ever-evolving. As the needs of end-users grow in both complexity and frequency, new software development strategies continue to emerge. When working with APIs, it’s not uncommon to see a network of systems handling a single purpose. In fact, during the modern age of microservice architectures, this has become the design paradigm de jure, with each API operating a small fraction of the much larger machine. Read more

How Workarounds Reveal the True Needs of Your API Consumers

Workarounds are clever, but less than ideal solutions to problems that shouldn’t really exist. In the world of APIs, an example of this might be scraping an application’s frontend to make up for endpoints that don’t exist.

At first sight, workarounds may seem like a bad thing. 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