with Raju Gurram In 2015, Google open-sourced a new RPC (remote procedure call) framework named gRPC. The fact that this was built and adopted by the company that has one of the largest (if not the largest) ecosystem of microservices should speak volumes about its efficacy. Google makes tens of billions of gRPC calls per […]
For many organizations, the days of undocumented APIs are mostly gone. There are now several formats used to describe APIs. These machine-readable files can be converted into documentation and even be used to test integrations. While there are several formats, the most well-known is OpenAPI. In this article, we’ll provide a highlight of that and […]
Kafka messaging busses are becoming more prevalent in today’s enterprises. In this video, I briefly discuss why, and then demonstrate integration with an API management solution (using Layer7 as the example – if you use a different API management solution, this will likely have differences).
Unless your API is a public feed of read-only data, you likely need authentication. There are many options you could choose, which may vary depending on your use case. However, it’s unlikely you’ll need to go out and create your own authentication method. Whenever possible, use a standard that is widely implemented. Otherwise, developers will […]
This blog examines the different ways to collect metrics on your APIs, and shows the value of Apache Druid as a time series database option.
Most organizations maintain dozens or even hundreds of APIs. Maintaining consistency and avoiding redundancy quickly becomes a major issue. API governance helps organizations declare and adhere to guidelines for new and existing APIs. There are different approaches to encourage conformity in API design, including governance review and automated restrictions. In this post, we’ll explore both […]
Right now someone is powering up an original iPhone. On their home screen, they’re tapping the icon for a 10 year old app. As it loads, it calls an endpoint that a development team would rather not maintain. For many APIs, a life of suspended animation is a big part of their story. In API […]
In today’s app economy, more and more client interactions and transactions are occurring via the web and mobile applications, where predominantly APIs are been used for Information Exchange. Which enables modern enterprise to break the traditional barriers and expose their on-premises and cloud-based digital assets and applications to the outside world in a secure manner. […]
The new certification course for API Security Architect is now available. This is an in-depth, self-paced course, and by completing this course, you will be able to: Explain the unique security risks of APIs and identify typical areas of API vulnerabilities Explain the purpose of OAuth 2.0 as a framework for authorization Describe the current […]
After you publish your API, one of the first questions you may be asked or ask yourself is probably “who is using it?”, followed quickly by “is it working?”. Over time you’ll want to see all sorts of data about your API traffic. In the past, you may have spent months updating your endpoints to […]