Adapting Continuous API Management for Cloud Architecture

In his latest blog, Adam discusses best practices for Continuous API Management , including several significant ways that drives change when the API is operating on cloud architecture. API management, whether on the cloud or off, comes down to discovery, documentation, monitoring, alerting, and authentication/security. How well you implement best practices in these areas will make or break your service. In this article, we’ll summarize several considerations for adapting to the cloud.

Q1 TechTalk

Our Q1 TechTalk had API Academy members Francois, Aran, and myself reminiscing about the 20th anniversary of Layer7 and the 10th anniversary of API Academy – and many of the “things” that have come and gone over the last 20 years – with a dive into protocols – past, present, and emerging. Definitely worth a watch!

SRE vs DevOps for APIs

How do you expand API functionality while also ensuring existing mission-critical features continue to operate under stress? API development teams tend to focus on new features, while operations teams focus on stability. In the past, this difference in focus often led to these teams working at cross-purposes and made API development difficult. In recent years, […]

API Virtualization for Robust Testing

Testing is an essential part of software development. It’s similarly an important part of the API lifecycle and it helps developers discover errors in their APIs before it even gets to production. One of the most effective methods to test production-grade APIs is through API virtualization. In this article, I’ll briefly explain the concept of […]

How HTTP/2 & Protobuf Paved the Way for gRPC

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 […]

Modern API Description Formats

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 […]