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.
GraphQL vs. gRPC vs. REST: Comparing Data Exchange Methods for APIs
In his latest blog, Adam discusses how APIs are the building blocks of the distributed systems that run our world, and how they constantly move data from point to point. He then discusses different API technologies to provide solutions to different pain points in API data exchange.
Three Very Different Categories of APIs
The latest blog from Adam covers the three primary categories of APIs (Single Implementation, Internal Utility, and External Extension) and when best to choose each.
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!
TechTalks are Back!
Register for our Q1 TechTalk, where we’ll be discussing API protocols – past, present, and future. See you there!
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.
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, […]
How to Identify Your Organization’s API Landscape
Your company provides a lot of APIs to both external and internal consumers. Your API landscape is every API you’ve built, plus those in the early stages of design and development. Before you can make decisions within this landscape—such as which APIs are working well, which may need to be shelved, and which may need […]
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 […]