Posts Tagged: rest

8+ OpenAPI Linters

OpenAPI is now a widely-adopted method for describing web APIs. With that fact comes the pressure to validate these specifications are up to date, accurately constructed, and presented for optimal developer usage.

Especially with the shift from OpenAPI v2 to v3, developers may require further assistance to ensure their specification matches the current v3 structure and format. Read more

5 Ideas for Building Faster APIs

Back in 2006, Google discovered that an extra 500 milliseconds of latency could drop traffic by as much as 20%. That was twelve years ago; now web users expect faster responses than ever before, and as an API practitioner, it’s your duty to make that happen! Read more

Why It’s OK For Your API To Be Boring

Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more

2018 Platform Summit Conference Wrap Up

 

Last week Nordic APIs hosted the 2018 Platform Summit, our biggest event to date with about 480 total attendees! Our international assortment of speakers covered a wide spectrum of industries involved in APIs, making it an ideal space to discuss the best practices that will propel the global API industry into the future. Read more

Interview With GraphQL Co-Creator Lee Byron

We recently sat down with GraphQL co-creator Lee Byron to learn about the history and future of GraphQL. Hope you enjoy!

The Origins and Future of GraphQL

Ten years ago Lee Byron was a graphics engineer designing interactive news graphics at the New York Times when a friend approached him to join a small social media startup based in San Francisco, California. Read more