Posts Tagged: web APIs

Auto-Generating a CLI From OpenAPI Specification

As we’ve described many times before, the OpenAPI Specification is a powerful solution for API agility and extensibility. Overseen by the OpenAPI Initiative, the specification drives many modern implementations to new heights. Such is the case with today’s topic, the OpenAPI CLI Generator. Read more

How to Mock Web Services During Development

Development does not occur in isolation – it is an active, interconnected process. Because of this, one of the most important things a developer can incorporate into their development lifecycle is testing. Testing each stage of code development and deployment can ensure that services perform as expected, and have a high-quality user experience. Read more

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