We interview William Lyon of Neo4j, a speaker at the upcoming Austin API Summit 2019.
William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j, the open source graph database. With experience working in several nimble startups, William’s current work is focused on GraphQL integrations — in fact, he’ll be joining our “Diving into GraphQL” LiveCast later this month. Read more
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
Contracts, and more specifically contract testing, is becoming more and more a part of many modern WebSocket API implementations. The idea that content exchange can occur in a contracted form, and that these contracts can be controlled and tested, is key to many systems utilizing multi-factor backend, frontend, and push server setups. Read more
We talk Progressive Web Apps with Peter Sheldon from Adobe Magento, and consider how APIs can be used in retail and online commerce.
Traditional brick and mortar retail have been at a crossroads for some time; either brands embrace new innovative technology, or they face disruption at the hands of web-based eCommerce. Read more
2019 will see the growing popularity of plenty of new and powerful approaches to building great APIs. Between growing amounts of data, a 21st century need-for-speed, and ever-tighter regulations, secure and effective API design is more important than ever — and we find that observing trends can be the best way to identify what’s working for others. Read more