An interesting trend is emerging in the world of Web APIs, with various engineers and companies advocating for dedicated APIs for each consumer with particular needs. Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. You might need to optimize your API accordingly.
MyHeritage is a rapidly-growing destination used around the world to discover, preserve and share family histories. There is increasing demand for our services, accessed both internally and externally by our partners via the FamilyGraph API. Millions of API calls are made every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.
ticketea is a large online ticket selling platform in Spain. This article describes their growing pains and how DevOps and an API-based distributed architecture allowed them to cope with growth, both from a technical (from monolith to multilith) and people (awareness and knowledge sharing) perspective.
APIs are a lightweight agile way of building reusable systems. Previously only some SOA adopters delivered these goals. Some key differences are the shift to distributed resources & statelessness. 4
In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.
In this article, Mark Foster — one of the editors of the ALPS specification — explains what semantic profiles are and how they can transform the way Web APIs are desgined and implemented.
Erik Wilde talks to Mike Amundsen about Profiles, Description, Documentation, Discovery, his Sedola project and the future of Web-level metadata for APIs.
In the fast growing world of APIs and microservices, finding just the right API when you are developing a web, or mobile application, is always a tedious task.
Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.
After a flurry of activity from thier open working group Swagger 2.0 was officially released in September 2014. Since then responsibliity for leading Swagger would be handed over to SmartBear.
RAML, or the RESTful API Modeling Language, is a relatively new spec based on the YAML format- making it easily read by both humans and machines. 2
This series focuses on three key areas of "meta-language" for Web APIs: API Description, API Discovery, and API Profiles.