While no two APIs are exactly the same, they do tend to share a lot of characteristics, from design features to data formats. Looking closely at these traits allows us to identify distinct types of APIs, which we can use to set clear expectations, discuss what does (and doesn’t) work, and stick to relevant best practices. Read more
Posts Tagged: rest
We interview three experts on the state of REST API design
Representational State Transfer, or REST, is a dominant architectural pattern. Since Roy Fielding conceived it in 2000, REST has become the predominant method to design robust web APIs. However, with the advent of new application demands, some question whether REST is right for every single use case. Read more
Testing is an essential part of the software development process. Without testing, developers would be unable to ensure a product is functional, or discover and root out bugs from their applications.
As a result, it is an industry-standard for any piece of software to undergo many rounds of rigorous and repeated testing. Read more
Without a doubt, Application Programming Interfaces or APIs play a very important role in communication and data exchange between servers and services. From computers to smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT), applications talk and exchange info via APIs. Almost every day we use or interact with an API service, and many sites use a custom API to scale up their website. Read more
There are nearly as many options for API tools and design styles as there are APIs themselves. The modern API industry has a variety of specifications, frameworks, paradigms, architectures, integrations, and extensions that make each API instance unique. Today, we’re going to take a look at three of those options. Read more