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  • Mock Service Worker Library Enables Resilient REST and GraphQL API Testing

    The Mock Service Worker (MSW) API mocking library allows developers to test web applications without using an actual back-end, setting up a mocking server, or stubbing native http/https/fetch implementations. MSW mocks both Rest and GraphQL APIs. MSW received the JavaScript Open Source Awards this year.

  • Microsoft Launches a New Communication Platform with Azure Communication Services

    During its annual Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced Azure Communication Services (ACS), a fully-managed communication platform. The offering is currently in public preview.

  • GitHub's OpenAPI Spec Open-Sourced in Beta

    GitHub has open sourced an OpenAPI description of its API. Aimed to allow developers to discover the API capabilities first-hand, GitHub's OpenAPI also enables the programmatic creation of mock servers, test suites, and language bindings.

  • MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0 - a New API in the MicroProfile Family

    The MicroProfile community has released MicroProfile GraphQL 1.0, a new standalone API. Joining the three existing standalone APIs - Reactive Streams Operators, Context Propagation and Reactive Messaging - the intent of the MicroProfile GraphQL specification is to “provide a ‘code-first’ set of APIs that will enable users to quickly develop portable GraphQL-based applications in Java.”

  • What's New in MicroProfile 3.3

    The Eclipse Foundation released MicroProfile 3.3 featuring updates to five APIs - Rest Client, Config, Fault Tolerance, Metrics and Health. Other improvements include clarifications and enhancements to specifications and documentation, improved integration among all the MicroProfile APIs, interoperability across different MicroProfile implementations, and a complete set of artifacts for each API.

  • GitHub Actions API Released into Public Beta

    GitHub announced the release into public beta of their Actions API. The Actions API can be used to manage GitHub Actions via a REST API. Endpoints available within the API allow for managing artifacts, secrets, runners, and workflows.

  • Migrating to GraphQL at Airbnb

    Airbnb has successfully migrated much of its API to GraphQL, resulting in improved page load times and a more intuitive user experience. In a presentation at GraphQL Summit, Brie Bunge described the multi-stage migration process that has been used across many teams at Airbnb.

  • restQL V3 Released

    The latest version of restQL, a microservices query language, has been released, providing notable new features including content aggregation, support for additional HTTP methods, self-healing functionality, and a version for node.js apps. Comprehensive performance improvements have made the latest version up to twice as fast as its predecessor.

  • Apollo Launches GraphQL Platform and VS Code Extension

    Apollo, the company behind GraphQL, just launched their flagship product, the Apollo GraphQL Platform, described as "a complete solution for companies aiming to do GraphQL the right way."

  • Spring Release Versions 3.0.4 and 2.4.3 of Spring Web Services

    Spring has released two versions of their Web Services project at the same time: version 3.0.4.RELEASE as the main branch of development, and version 2.4.3.RELEASE for maintenance. Both versions have been upgraded to run on Spring Framework 5.1.0 and to support Java 11.

  • Strategies for Microservices Communication

    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.

  • QLoo Creates GraphQL Interface for Existing Services

    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.

  • Entity Services Increase Complexity: Tareq Abedrabbo Discusses Microservices Antipatterns

    Entity services are a microservices anti-pattern, writes Tareq Abedrabbo, independent software consultant. The core reason for this is that they form shallow modules, where the interface is complex in relation to the functionality it provides.

  • NGINX Releases Open Source Web Server with Dynamic Configuration

    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.

  • Is REST the New SOAP?

    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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