Posts Tagged: streaming

REST vs Streaming APIs: How They Differ

REST vs SOAP. REST vs GraphQL. JSON vs XML. There are many dichotomies in the world of API design. It seems for each architectural choice there exists an opposite solution purpose-built for a specific application. We can see this in issues like statelessness and statefulness, as well as functional choices such as SOAP and REST. Read more

Why Enterprise Apps Need Real-Time Data Streaming

Real-time data for business is powerful. It lets you stay ahead of the curve, acting on insights as they occur. It gives business owners a competitive advantage, which can mean the difference between turning a profit or reporting a loss.

Take the impact of real-time data in the telecommunications industry, for example. 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

7 Protocols Good For Documenting With AsyncAPI

Documentation is arguably the most important part of any API strategy, as it’s often the direct route between developer and user, and a direct conduit through which the developer can inform, educate, and contextualize. Accordingly, finding good options for documenting your API is of prime importance. Read more

WebHooks vs WebSub: Which Is Better For Real-Time Event Streaming?

Featuring Platform Summit 2017 speaker Audrey Neveu

Streaming and real-time are the new fashion. Developers want their applications to provide an interactive experience — this implies not only receiving data in real time, but also being able to stream events. But for someone first digging into WebHooks and WebSub, the lack of documentation on terminologies can be confusing. Read more