API Monitoring Across the API Lifecycle

Developers often can’t control API downtime, but they can certainly monitor for it. Yet, sending periodic pings to a service is only one of many ways to use API monitoring. To avoid common API headaches, you can apply monitoring principles across the entire API lifecycle, starting before you’ve written a single line of code. Design and Development: A…

TechTalk: Implementing an Enterprise GraphQL Server

GraphQL is undeniably gaining traction in the Enterprise. TechTalk hosts Bill and Aran were joined by Broadcom Technology Partner Arvata for an introduction to GraphQL and an exciting unveiling of Arvata’s innovation that enables gateways to function as an Enterprise GraphQL server and GraphQL proxy. Arvata demonstrated how easy it is to use their GraphQL technology with Layer7…

API Design Best Practices for Enterprises

Your API program will see more success with a thoughtful API design phase. Effort spent on architecture often returns as time saved during other phases of your project. These efficiencies add up across the hundreds or thousands of APIs you support. Your API design should be backed by your company’s strategy and focused on real use cases. By…

Managing the Effect of Slow Back-end Systems

Introduction: API deployments need to maintain a stable network behaviour, with widely varying back end systems. In a previous article, I talked about the need to maintain user experience. In a Layer7  API Gateway based deployment, back end systems that have high latency have some very interesting side effects. To effectively manage a gateway in a production environment,…

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