Posts Tagged: web APIs

Review of Optic

We review Optic, a tool for auto-documenting and testing APIs

There are few things as important to the API developer experience as API specifications and API documentation. Both provide a vital conduit between the API provider and developer user, expressing critical information on functional aspects of the API. Read more

Hiding and Securing Your API Keys

API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more

13 Frameworks for Building APIs in Elixir

Elixir is, at its heart, a language based upon the idea of extensible design – it’s no surprise, then, that there’s a bevy of additional frameworks designed to provide more extensibility, more capability, and more efficiency. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of those frameworks, and look at what they do. Read more

How to Build a Telegram Bot Using PHP in Under 30 Minutes

Telegram is a popular instant messaging service that prides itself on security. It has all of the features you would expect from a modern chat platform, including chatbots: software-based agents that you can program to read and respond to other users’ messages. Read more

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