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 […]
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.
In this post, we’ll explore authentication methods, how to keep tokens safe, and what comes next.
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In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the API types within these two distinctions, as well as a couple of things someone might mean when they say “API.” APIs are integral to all software projects, yet the acronym doesn’t have a singular meaning. Yes, it stands for “Application Programming Interface,” but people use that […]
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 […]