Posts Tagged: web APIs

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

DX Should Be a Priority, Reveals State of API Report 2019

As we make the shift towards treating APIs more like bonafide products, Developer Experience (DX) is only becoming a more prominent topic. Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed a growing amount of literature, tooling, and discussion on the subject of DX. Read more

8 Fun, Random, and Useless APIs to Tinker With Today

Whether you’re an API newbie just learning the ropes, or an experienced developer looking for new ways to procrastinate, we think we have the perfect pastime for you. In fact, we have eight of them…

That’s right. In this article, we’re counting down on eight of the web’s fun, random, and useless APIs that you can start tinkering with today. Read more

8 Tiny API Docs Tweaks That Deliver Big On DX

Creating brilliant API documentation can be tricky. It’s something of a balancing act: curating the essential information developers need to get started quickly, while still fleshing out other, more complicated topics in detail. But what if you could improve the developer experience for users across the board with just a few simple tweaks? Read more

3 Frameworks for Building APIs Using Rust

Originally a personal project of Mozilla’s Graydon Hoare, Rust’s development began in 2006. It first said Hello World following its official announcement by Mozilla in 2010. Though Rust hasn’t enjoyed Python’s colossal growth, users love the language immensely. Rust topped Stack Overflow’s “most loved programming languages” ranking list in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Read more