Posts Tagged: web APIs

Book Review: The Design of Web APIs

Arnaud Lauret’s The Design Of Web APIs is a comprehensive, thorough guidebook, teaching you everything you need to know about web APIs and API design in general. No matter who you are or how far along you are in your development career, you’re likely to learn something new from Lauret. Read more

5 Common API Vulnerabilities (and How to Fix Them)

Companies of all sizes are struggling to keep their APIs safe, as evidenced by the many recent hacks, leaks, and exploits. While the traditional approach to API security largely focuses on technical aspects, like managing Denial of Service attacks and preventing code injections, it turns out that a growing number of hacks are actually caused by poor management of API permissions or flaws in business logic. Read more

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