Posts Tagged: rest

REST vs Streaming APIs: How They Differ

REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more

8 Open-Source Frameworks for Building APIs in Python

Python is a highly-capable language, primed to handle the rigors of API development. Popularized by major companies and smaller development teams, Python is applauded for its user-friendliness. However, Python owes much of that usability to various development platforms.

We always appreciate when developer communities collaborate to build smarter tools, and luckily, a plethora of open-source frameworks have burst onto the scene and matured. Read more

REST vs GraphQL: How Constraints Determine API Style

Much has been said about REST and GraphQL. Unfortunately, these conversations almost always hover around the idea of one being better than the other — more often than not, GraphQL is presented as the next step towards a RESTless world. Read more

How Smart API Design Promotes Sustainable App Development

With the tech industry evolving rapidly, reducing development time has become absolutely crucial. For established software companies and independent developers alike, success requires fleet-of-foot decision making. Luckily, API design best practices have come to the rescue. Putting these practices to work ensures greater security, efficiency, and scalability for your apps. Read more

8 Tips For Designing Quality REST APIs

Adriano Mota, Solution Architect at Ford Motor Company, shares well-treaded tips for designing automotive-grade APIs

There are many significant aspects of building APIs and REST services that API practitioners must consider. For example, there are industry-standard conventions on structuring the URL for each service, similar to patterns used for naming Java variables or classes. Read more