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NGINX Interview: Enterprise Adoption of Software Load Balancing, API Gateways, and Service Meshes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 740 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Rob Whiteley, Sidney Rabsatt, Liam Crilly from NGINX, and discussed their views on the future of networking and data center communication. NGINX aims to be a “trusted advisor” and provide an “easy on-ramp” for enterprises looking to leverage software load balancers, ingress gateways, and service meshes, as is appropriate to their current technology landscape and goals.

Architecture & Design Follow 2282 Followers

Strategies for Microservices Communication

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

When moving from a monolith to a microservices architecture, complexity implicitly hidden within the monolith becomes explicitly visible and the challenges for communication will grow exponentially, Michael Plöd explained in a presentation at GeeCON 2018, describing different strategies for communicating between microservices.

Architecture & Design Follow 2282 Followers

QLoo Creates GraphQL Interface for Existing Services

by Thomas Betts Follow 45 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

Solo.io recently released QLoo , an API translation layer to provide GraphQL endpoints for existing services and serverless functions. QLoo is intended to simplify the process of adding GraphQL on top of existing software.

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Amazon API Gateway Now Supports Private Endpoints

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

Amazon announced a new feature with their API Gateway service that will provide customers with private API endpoints inside their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). These API endpoints are only accessible from within the customers Amazon VPC using VPC Endpoints.

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Increasing the Resilience of APIs with Chaos Engineering

by Daniel Bryant Follow 740 Followers on  May 20, 2018 1

The Gremlin team has described a simple chaos experiment as a method of validating that an organisation’s APIs are resilient. Using the principles of chaos engineering and techniques like running “game days” (a fire drill for IT systems and people) can provide value, as can the appropriate use of commercial and open source tooling emerging within this space.

Architecture & Design Follow 2282 Followers

Migrating Medium to React.js and GraphQL

by Sergio De Simone Follow 17 Followers on  May 16, 2018

Medium migrated their existing system to a new architecture based on React.js and GraphQL. Two major goals of their endeavour, as Medium engineer Sasha T. Solomon explained, were making the new system incrementally available to users while not hindering development of new features.

JavaScript Follow 399 Followers

Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 15, 2018

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check or private PIN to generate a secure cryptographic identifier. Support for the API is in development for Chrome and Edge, and under consideration for Safari.

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NGINX Releases Open Source Web Server with Dynamic Configuration

by Matt Campbell Follow 1 Followers on  May 04, 2018

NGINX recently released version 1.0 of Unit, an open-source web and application server. The server supports remote and dynamic configuration and incurs no service interruptions for configuration changes. Unit 1.0 also supports multiple languages (Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby) running on the same instance, including multiple versions of the same language.

Development Follow 653 Followers

Is REST the New SOAP?

by Mark Little Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 03, 2018 6

The REST debate was re-ignited a few weeks ago when Pakal de Bonchamp wrote an article complaining about many aspects of the approach and likening it to SOAP. His original article went into a lot of detail and sparked a lot of comments and then WeWork's Phil Sturgeon wrote a response which essentially refuted de Bonchamp's claims. The conversation between the two continues.

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restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 45 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

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What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

Development Follow 653 Followers

Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

JavaScript Follow 399 Followers

Switching to GraphQL at Bustle

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

While GraphQL, Facebook's "query language for APIs", is heavily used within Facebook, it's still early days for the specification in the community. InfoQ sat down with Steve Faulkner, director of engineering at Bustle, to talk about GraphQL, how it's used at Bustle, and what teams looking at GraphQL should consider.

DevOps Follow 922 Followers

Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Simon Sabin, principlal consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners.

Web API Follow 254 Followers

PayPal’s API Style Guide and Patterns

by Abel Avram Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 22, 2017

PayPal has created their platform as services connected to each other through RESTful APIs. They have developed guidelines and design patterns for creating and using these APIs, making them publicly available for other developers to get inspiration for their own projects.

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