Posts Tagged: WebSockets

Functional Contract Testing: A Case Study

Contracts, and more specifically contract testing, is becoming more and more a part of many modern WebSocket API implementations. The idea that content exchange can occur in a contracted form, and that these contracts can be controlled and tested, is key to many systems utilizing multi-factor backend, frontend, and push server setups. Read more

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13 Node.js Frameworks to Build Web APIs

Node.js is one of the most commonly used technologies in the web space. According to the StackOverflow 2017 survey, 47.1% of respondents who utilized frameworks and libraries utilized Node.js as a primary technology.

This love is really no surprise – efficient, lightweight, and powerful, Node.js includes npm, the world’s largest open source library ecosystem, providing extensibility that has to be seen to be believed. Read more

5 Protocols For Event-Driven API Architectures

The internet is a system of communication, and as such, the relationship between client and server, as well as server to server, is one of the most oft-discussed and hotly contested concepts. event-driven architecture is a methodology of defining these relationships, and creating systems within a specific set of relationships that allow for extensive functionality. Read more

4 Design Tweaks to Improve API Operations

We’ve previously discussed best practices when it comes to designing an API with quality developer experience. But what will the long term operational repercussions be for the design moves we make now?

For example, if URLs are designed without metadata to describe actions, later on, product owners will have a difficult time staring at unintelligible logs. Read more

Stop Polling and Consider Using REST Hooks

Web APIs have been around for a long time now. While that means there’s a lot of great tools from a lot of amazing developers, it also means that, as a community, the API space has held on to some practices for a long time — some would argue too long in many cases. Read more