In his latest blog, Francois Lascelles takes a look at the rather stunning log4j exploit currently impacting enterprises, and how a properly configured API management solution can mitigate the risk.
API Gateway Cipher Suite Best Practices – Part 1
In this three part article, we’ll cover some of the best practices in selecting the best TLS cipher suite algorithms with your API gateways.
Do You Need Site Reliability Engineers for Your APIs?
Most organizations want to move quickly, but aren’t willing to trade uptime or quality in order to move faster. The desire for innovation and speed puts pressure on developers to shorten their release cadence, which could leave errors undetected. When the world of developers and operations collide, the organizational boundaries can create roadblocks. Two common […]
Six Health Checks for Your API
Organizations of all sizes depend on APIs to decrease time to market, achieve business goals, and connect important systems. In order to count on those APIs, they need to stay operational. You’ll want to consider the six health checks in this post to prevent issues and other interruptions. The first four are related to the […]
Continuous Monitoring for API Reliability
Anyone building APIs should know how well they perform. Without a view into your API reliability, you’ll be gambling that everything works as expected. API consumers—internal collaborators, partners, or other external developers—will discover if your API breaks and let you know about it. Continuous Monitoring can help you uncover these issues proactively. Developers that use […]
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 […]
Securing the Digital Record
Recently, I was chatting with a group of colleagues – we were all complaining about doctors and waiting rooms, etc. During the conversation, I mentioned something that I thought was pretty interesting. Being over 40 and blonde hair/blue eyed, AND having spent my teens and 20s soaking up the sun, I’m basically putting my dermatologist’s children through […]
The Longest Stage of the API Lifecycle
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 […]
TechTalk: A Panel Discussion on OWASP Top 10/API Top 10
June 2020’s TechTalk had Joe Krull from Aite Group and API Academy’s own Jay Thorne join hosts Aran and Bill on a discussion around OWASP Top 10 and the newer API Top 10 and how enterprises can address common security issues around these problem areas. They also discussed the relationship between app developers and security […]
Top Ten GraphQL Myths Debunked
There are a lot of myths out there (flying horse, anyone?). There’s even myths about GraphQL, which can lead to misunderstandings around it’s use cases, and even at times unwarranted fears over it’s usage. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most common GraphQL myths and see if we can’t assuage some worries and […]