Posts Tagged: platform

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

Why Enterprise Apps Need Real-Time Data Streaming

Real-time data for business is powerful. It lets you stay ahead of the curve, acting on insights as they occur. It gives business owners a competitive advantage, which can mean the difference between turning a profit or reporting a loss.

Take the impact of real-time data in the telecommunications industry, for example. Read more

From Zero To Global: APIs at the BBC

It’s easy to think of large organizations and assume there’s one person overseeing all activity relating to, say, APIs or cloud services. In fact, that’s rarely the case. While the stability and financial backing offered by big companies is invaluable, it can also lead to tangled webs. Read more

The Business Caveats of Microservices

In the API space, it’s almost ubiquitous to join the concept of the modern API with the microservice. Advice abounds, with fans claiming microservices architecture to be the best possible application of our coding ethos and our design conceptualization. Unfortunately, in some cases, adopting a microservice architecture may not be an effective business choice. Read more