There’s no doubt that an application becomes exponentially more valuable as the number of data sources it connects to increases. The challenge is managing that process. While the rise of application programming interfaces that make it simpler to invoke another application has dramatically increased the usefulness of application software, trying to manually manage that process via a series of point-to-point connections winds up being overly cumbersome.
Last week, Amazon announced a plan to end path-style API requests for its AWS S3 object storage solution starting on September 30, 2020. Currently, Amazon offers S3 users the ability to choose between two URI styles, path-style and virtual-hosted style, and it had decided to retire the former.