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Designing Private, Partner, and Public APIs: What’s the Difference?

One of the defining characteristics of an API is that it should be reusable, but that doesn’t say much about the scope of an...

The 5 API Styles: Understanding REST, OpenAPI, HTTP, gRPC, GraphQL, and Kafka

APIs are languages that allow applications to exchange information. Today, there are many possible technologies that can be used to design and implement APIs....
API Design fundamentals

API Design fundamentals: How to find your mythical “Yggdrasil” of APIs

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was bored and decided to start a new game on my PS4. I recently bought a few, one...
disruptive api trends for 2020

12 Disruptive API Trends for 2020

One of our customers made an astute observation: You've created thousands of APIs, but this one is our first. Over the years, we've worked...
API contract

API Design: Tabs versus spaces

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full effect with lights on houses, jingles on the radio and relentless commercials reminding...
API Design importance

Why API Design is so important

The (obvious) importance of APIs in this era of modern and powerful web browsers with the rise of smartphones, IoT devices, simplification of protocols...
“Mirror mirror on the wall who has the fairest API of all?”

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Beautiful APIs

Recently, a colleague asked me for examples of “Beautiful APIs.” Immediately I gave a tongue in cheek response that “beauty is in the eye...
API documentation

How to get prepped for creating API documentation

What is API documentation? In order to get prepped for creating API documentation, one must first understand the concept. According to Wikipedia, “API documentation describes...
self-service APIs

Benefits of self-service APIs

In the eighth video on APIs and microservices, you learn how the growing trend for APIs is going in the direction of self-service APIs. It’s...
API strategy

Accelerating business growth via APIs

What did it take for Star Entertainment Group in Australia to solve their digital transformation woes? Our video explores the topic of accelerating business...
APIs and healthcare

APIs and healthcare: Why the healthcare industry needs APIs

APIs and healthcare work hand in hand these days. Across the world, APIs are being utilized in the healthcare industry to work at optimum...
APIs and the art world

APIs and the art world: Working together for digital collaboration

Thanks to APIs, the art world has become completely accessible. It’s no longer necessary to take a flight to see the Mona Lisa in...
API Management for midsize businesses

How to use a common API layer to ground the cloud

The way technology works within the organization needs to change. APIs are a key enabler for this revolution, including using a common API Layer...

Large set of API tools: Interview with Stoplight

For this new interview, I'm really happy to welcome this week Duane Tharp, VP Strategic Sales & Services at Stoplight.io. Stephane Castellani: Hi Duane, can...
microservices

Role of APIs in microservices

Microservice architecture is revolutionizing the way enterprises build their technical infrastructure and develop new applications. They are helping a number of organizations to minimize...

Cloud-native development and deployment – Interview with Pivotal

For this week’s interview, I’m very happy to welcome Dormain Drewitz, Director Product Marketing at Pivotal. Philipp Schöne (PS): Hi Dormain (DD), can you please present...

How to pick the best API creation tool (for your needs)

With the rise of the API Economy, forward-looking enterprises are increasingly relying on off-the-shelf tooling to help them fast-track their digital transformation journeys. Key...
API design, testing and monitoring

API design, testing and monitoring – Interview with SmartBear Software

For this week's interview, I'm very happy to welcome Greg Lord, Director Product Marketing at Smartbear Software. Stephane Castellani: Hi Greg, can you please present...

How and why should you optimize the performance of mobile APIs?

At one point or other we have all experienced mobile apps that we wish were faster and more responsive, but in almost all cases...

Ever heard of User Experience APIs?

APIs are often seen as a technology only but they are the essential infrastructure to enable any new User Experience (UX). In this case,...

What is API Orchestration?

Is it one API or multiple APIs? From the consumer perspective, it's often one API that they consume, but in the background, there might...

What is an API First definition?

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the interfaces provided on the resources that you want to leverage in the interaction process from your customers, partners,...
microservices and APIs

API creation and microservices going mainstream

Building API-based and sophisticated microservices are going more and more mainstream these days. As a consequence of addressing the full lifecycle of APIs, this...
Interview with Cloud Elements

SaaS connectors – Interview with Cloud Elements

This week, I have had the pleasure to meet Ross Garrett, Head of Product Marketing at Cloud Elements. Ross accepted to share with us...
microservices size

What size for your microservices?

The "microservice" term is going through a big hype. But beyond this trendy term which reflects the need for small (or very small) services,...

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