Nearly every app starts as a monolith. But as the codebase grows, the app can become hard to understand for new developers and one small change in one part of the system can have unexpected effects in other places. This is where having a service-based architecture can help.
Take a look at our API directory and you will quickly note that the Google Maps API continues to reign as the most popular API used for mashups. As the API continues to gain momentum, several new utilities have emerged to improve the user experience (or UX as it has come to be known).
IBM has announced that new capabilities have been added to IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk including a new API Gateway and automatic configuration of external endpoints. The new capabilities aim to make it easier and more secure for developers to connect event-driven programming with outside data and systems.