Posts Tagged: standardization

5 Indirect Benefits of Building API-First

APIs offer plenty of opportunities for direct revenue generation. With that said, the APIs-as-products philosophy can have us looking to monetize at every step, ignoring the many indirect benefits of an API-first architecture. Today, we’re hoping to curb that mentality by diving deep into five indirect benefits of building APIs, aside from straight revenue! Read more

AsyncAPI: 2020’s Industry Standard For Messaging APIs?

The industry is made up of a wide variety of implementations, solutions, and frameworks. Within this cloud of competing systems, the messaging API fights for a very specific, often niche section of development efforts. The quest to find a strong standard for these types of APIs, then, is a continuing effort. Read more

Scalable APIs are Built From Consistency

Scalability is a hard sought after quality in making architectural decisions for software products these days. Yet, the most robust way to increase the likelihood that your product continues to scale to end user needs is through APIs. That’s probably old news for most. Read more

Standard API Definitions Demystified

As with any industry, the web API space faces different approaches to standardization. Not least of which are the differences between how API providers choose to define their APIs in a machine readable way with API specifications and description languages.

API definitions have emerged as ways to annotate API functionalities, and there are still many out there catering to varying web service architectures. Read more

9 Common Errors Made During API Testing

9 Common Errors Made During API Testing

API testing is an important facet of the API development process. Such testing can help disclose important security flaws, data processing errors, and even breaks in basic functionality. With all that said, it’s an unfortunate fact that many API testing processes are fundamentally flawed, and because of this, issues are often kept around and extended well beyond their reasonable lifespan. Read more