Posts Tagged: stack

Review of GROQ, A New JSON Query Language

Query languages are fundamental to the nature of the modern web. As data grows and the internet becomes more complex, bigger datasets are the natural result. To act on that data, though, we need to have systems in place that allow for filtering and transformation. Read more

Architecting an API Backend

We’ve discussed in length API business, monetization techniques, and the importance of improving the experience for our target developer consumer. But underneath the hood, what does the architecture of an API platform actually look like? Just as developers who use an API rely on it to power their applications, a similar ecosystem may exist fueling the components that make up an API itself. Read more

Living in the Cloud Stack – Understanding SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS APIs

The API world is rapidly changing — the average consumer of an API is far different from the data-processing clients of old, and the business-to-business landscape has steadily pushed the evolution of the API into bigger, bolder directions. In a world so documented and maintained, however, there remains a Wild West — unique in its applications and relatively misunderstood to those who don’t live in it. Read more