In aggregate, the organizations around the world that directly or indirectly monetize their APIs form the basis of what the media often calls the “API Economy.” As a subset of the total global economy, the API economy is responsible for the exchange of trillions of dollars of value annually.
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API Design Articles
The following is a list of ProgrammableWeb articles that matched your search term. On an nearly 24/7 basis, ProgrammableWeb publishes new articles ranging from news to opinion to tutorials for both developers and API providers. All of our articles are categorized in such a way that you can find your way to related articles, APIs, SDKs, Libraries, Frameworks, Tutorials and Sample Source Code. If you have an interest in contributing any of the aforementioned content to ProgrammableWeb, be sure to read our guidelines for such contributions.
Attackers know that API calls originating from inside an app are a blueprint for the infrastructure inside your data center. Further, they can use those same API calls to hide their malicious purposes, like a Trojan horse ready to slip through the front door. Apps are the new emerging threat vector.
The ripple effects of regulation such as the EU's PSD2 and Open Banking initiatives in the UK and APAC, designed to stimulate increased competition in banking, are being felt worldwide. But what do these changes mean in practice for developers seeking to build fintech apps to work with bank APIs?
Microservices, an approach where software can be broken into small, distinct components offers many advantages over monolithic architectures. But, they are not a catch all solution for your application. This article looks at when moving to a microservice approach may not be in your best interest.
Developing a software product is an enormous challenge, but it’s also enormously rewarding. This article provides a guide to design thinking when developing your API. It will cover what an API is, what design thinking is and why it matters and some essential API design tools.
GraphQL, the open source technology originally backed by Facebook has continued to gain momentum since its release in 2015 and with its hype it’s easy to think that GraphQL is the way to go when developing your next API. As with any technology though, it has its strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout this last summer Apigee announced beta releases for three products: Apigee API Monitoring, Hosted Targets, and Extensions. The company has now moved all three into general availability, with API Monitoring rolling out in phases over the next several weeks.
Developers can often miss an important aspect of API development - scaling the API. To scale the API, you must look into offloading the administrative functions of multiple APIs in their apps. Scaling of the API at the design phase is crucial to the success of API adoption in the long run.
Kong Inc., an API management platform, recently announced that its open source platform will support service mesh deployments. The new service mesh capabilities hope to enable Kong users to better manage increased East-West network traffic within their microservice-oriented architectures.
Upon seeing the headline to this article, API experts will likely scratch their heads wondering why the journal of the API economy (ProgrammableWeb) would indirectly suggest that REST and Swagger are comparable to the point that an article about their differences is warranted.