Posts Tagged: standards

Do API Standards Differ From Industry to Industry?

At first glance, it would seem that the API space has embraced unified design standards. RESTful development uses HTTP to communicate between a client and a server. OpenAPI Spec serves to extend REST APIs, improving documentation and making APIs machine-friendly.

However, with just a little digging, it becomes apparent that this isn’t always the case. Read more

What Is The Difference Between Web Services and APIs?

Web services and APIs are two of those overlapping tech terms that regularly get confused. You might have even heard these words used interchangeably, but are they even the same thing?

While they do have some overlap, web services and APIs are two different concepts. Read more

8 Tips For Designing Quality REST APIs

Adriano Mota, Solution Architect at Ford Motor Company, shares well-treaded tips for designing automotive-grade APIs

There are many significant aspects of building APIs and REST services that API practitioners must consider. For example, there are industry-standard conventions on structuring the URL for each service, similar to patterns used for naming Java variables or classes. Read more

Why Standards-Based Drivers Offer Better API Integration

Why you should be using drivers to integrate with disparate data sources

As enterprises grow, so too does the number and variety of data sources they use to drive business. The average company is using at least sixteen SaaS applications and has data in at least that many on-premises data stores and internal apps. Read more

What is WebSub? Common Cases and Implementations

Uniting publishers and subscribers, WebSub has become a well-adopted method for updating content on the internet. Since the protocol can be used for any data type accessible via HTTP, it’s a popular method for communicating notifications and changes, and is a great alternative to the constant server polling of the past. Read more