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David McKenna

Senior VP Engineering

How fit is your API? 

How fit do you need to be?  How fit does your API need to be? It may not be the case that your API needs...

Treat APIs as a Product – Or the sun is not the centre of...

I recently stumbled across the above beautiful animation of celestial mechanics by Malin Christersson. On the left-hand side, you see how simple and elegant...

API Identity: Is My API Gold or Blue?

You all remember the photo of the dress which went viral on the internet a couple of years ago. Viewers of the photo disagreed...
API program

The Four Horsemen of the API Apocalypse  

I was in a restaurant recently and the above photograph that was on the wall caught my eye. Four riders on scooters wearing “API”...
apple monitor displaying "do more"

New Year’s Resolutions for API Product Managers

The New Year brings with it a multitude of good intentions, with many of us determined to improve our lives one way or another...
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 is dead

API is dead — long live the APIs

In this article, I will highlight how the glorious monarchical reign of REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs is declining and how the ecosystem is...
API Gateway capabilities

The role of the API Gateway–“You can’t handle the truth!”

I recently watched the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men where Jack Nicholson’s character, Colonel Jessep, takes the stand to determine if a...
North pole reversal - API Gateway to the cloud

North pole reversal – API Gateway to the cloud

If you remember back to your high school days you’ll recall being taught about the earth’s magnetic field. Which to put it in layman's...
“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...

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