Posts Tagged: speed

4 Ways Your API Specification Can Fall Short (And What to Do About It)

The use of API specification tooling like the OpenAPI Specification has revolutionized the way we design, build, and manage APIs. In addition to helping us plan out functionality, generate documentation, and run tests, a specification can serve the all-important role of the API contract: defining precisely what consumers can expect from our API. Read more

What is Coming In HTTP/3 QUIC?

HTTP/3 is a robust protocol, offering many gains with few adoption blockers. The promise of this protocol, however, is just that – a promise. While the protocol is, in theory, an attractive proposition, it still has quite a lot of iteration to go through, which has left many programmers with a simple question – what is the current state of HTTP/3 and QUIC, and what is explicitly the protocol offering compared to HTTP/2 and HTTP/1? 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

10+ API Monitoring Tools

To ensure quality performance throughout a digital ecosystem, we can’t understate the need for constant API monitoring. Tuning into cues like uptime, speed, latency, endpoint usage frequency, and more can provide key performance indicators to respond to issues and improve the platform over time. Read more

The Importance of APIs for Payment Platforms

APIs have transformed the way we purchase, and now they are poised to completely change our payment experience. Customers increasingly demand secure, interconnected, and intelligent digital payment services. Across the whole range of the payment space the most forward-looking companies embrace an API-first approach in their product development. Read more