Posts Tagged: strategy

The Differences Between Gateway, Microgateway, and Service Mesh

We compare the benefits and drawbacks to 3 key API management styles

APIs are complex. Each component would be complex on its own, but when these APIs communicate with one another, this complexity is only compounded. Add in external clients, and you have an intricate web of cross-communicating codebases, competing paths for information, and separate sources of truth. Read more

Recipes for API Ninjas

A global company shares its ingredients for a holistic API

When businesses decide that they want to become an “API-first company,” the first big step is to create an “API-first strategy.” That involves big discussions around the architectural and technical aspects of building a scalable, reliable, and lightweight API. Read more

How to Smartly Sunset and Deprecate APIs

The life of an API follows a predictable lifecycle – from creation to deprecation, each stage of the API lifecycle denotes an important event, and it carries with it a set of best practices. API developers tend to think about the future in very positive ways – how the API will behave, what its design will be – but in doing so, they don’t always consider what the end of that API might look like. Read more

Hope You Like Jammin’ Too: Understanding JAMstack

As web API aficionados, we’re always on the lookout for new web development styles. And today, we have a new one for you. If you love working with JavaScript, APIs, and Markup to build websites, then JAMstack is probably your new best friend. Read more

Who Invented the API?

What is an API? Who was the first to use one? Did anyone “invent” the API as we know it? These questions are foundational to computer programming and fundamental to the tech industry as a whole. While they are high-level, they certainly have some important legal implications as well, as we’ve seen in recent events. Read more