A Microservices Primer

The technical definition is….microservices are design patterns to turn complex applications into simple, fine-grained, reusable, and interoperable processes that can be modified and deployed independently of each other. Ok, a bit heavy…so let’s translate that, using some mental visuals.  Imagine you’re 30 years in the future and you have a great family home, Jetson’s style…

API Descriptions

Listen to Erik Wilde and guest Kin Lane discuss API descriptions Show Notes Listen to our latest podcast featuring Academy member Erik Wilde and special guest, Kin Lane, as they weigh in on popular standards used to define and describe APIs including  Swagger (now the Open API specification), hypermedia, and how tools can support interface…

Implementing Microservices

I recently wrote about what microservices were, and why they are becoming so important.  In this discussion, we’ll talk about implementing microservices, as well as touch on APIs and API Management – turns out they are crucial to a microservice architecture. Just a quick note – while you may see microservice and microservice architecture used…

Designing Culture for Microservices Teams

Don’t underestimate the impact of culture in your architecture Show Notes In the fifth episode of the API Academy’s podcast series, Ronnie Mitra and Mike Amundsen discuss why culture is important for application development. They also explore the challenges around designing and executing a supportive culture for microservices.

What Exactly is REST?

Learn how REST is used and find out what’s in a name Show Notes In the fourth episode of the API Academy’s new podcast series, Erik Wilde, Mike Amundsen and Ronnie Mitra work towards a complete and precise definition of REST. They also talk about how REST is used and pose the question: “What’s in a name?”

Should Your APIs be Open?

Dive into the pros and cons of implementing open APIs Show Notes In the third episode of our new podcast series, Erik Wilde , Mike Amundsen, Matt McLarty and Ronnie Mitra dive into the pros and cons of implementing open APIs—exploring how offering a public API might impact your organization, from a business and strategy…