Posts Tagged: web API

What Is The Difference Between APIs and Microservices?

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you’ve heard the terms “API” and “microservice” being thrown around increasingly over the last few years. They’re both incredibly important in modern day web applications, and considering how they’re used, it’s almost as if the two terms are interchangeable — although that’s not quite the case. Read more

Why It’s OK For Your API To Be Boring

Serverless, GraphQL, Go, microservices… disruptive tech offers great benefits, but is “boring” tech better from a pragmatic viewpoint?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle. There are plenty of expressions and the like out there that advocate embracing the tried and tested over the complex and newfangled, but sometimes the siren song of cutting-edge technology is just too much to resist. Read more

5 Ways SDKs and Code Samples Boost Developer Experience

The API industry thrives on the health of its users and developers. Accordingly, developer experience is an extremely important part of the development process. According to Stack Overflow, of the 50 million developer respondents, 21 million were considered professional developers — 42% of all respondents. Read more

7 Types Of API Business Models

Much of the modern business world runs on APIs. As a result of this, APIs are now valuable assets in a business environment, causing a lot of thought for API practitioners. Chief of these concerns is the exact methodology and process of monetization. Read more

Why APIs Are Vital to Advancing the Connected Car

Today’s cars are more digital than ever before. They can connect to the internet, offer convenient entertainment services and a sophisticated digital user experience. But tomorrow’s cars will be capable of even more: They’ll be able to look around street corners, interact with other cars on the street, pick the rider up autonomously when requested, and find parking themselves — all for the sake of increased comfort, convenience, and security of the rider. Read more