Posts Tagged: server

How to Use Mock Servers for Agile Development

One of the biggest challenges in agile development is enabling dependent teams to work independently. For instance, how do you keep your quality assurance teams busy while the backend is still being built?

Joyce Lin, a Developer Advocate at Postman, says that mock servers can help. Read more

How to Mock Web Services During Development

Development does not occur in isolation – it is an active, interconnected process. Because of this, one of the most important things a developer can incorporate into their development lifecycle is testing. Testing each stage of code development and deployment can ensure that services perform as expected, and have a high-quality user experience. Read more

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

Balancing Client And Server Caching in Web Application Development

Above all else, API communication is really a negotiation between the client and the server. Once we clear all the dust, this basic communication underlies every protocol, architecture, and approach. These negotiations are often complex, and deciding who has the responsibility for what aspect of this negotiated communication is an age-old conversation. Read more

What is Fog Computing?

The web is always evolving, growing ever more complex and powerful as the industry adds new technologies and solutions. Consumer data processing and storage demands are higher than ever before, and thus web architectures must pivot and innovate in order to match these demands. Read more