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What are the different types of APIs?

There isn't just one type of APIs but actually three main types of APIs: Open APIs - aka Public APIs - are publicly available...
API Orchestration

What is API Orchestration?

Is it one API or multiple APIs? From the consumer perspective, it's often one API that they consume but in the background, there might...
API First definition

What is an API First definition?

Complimentary and interesting article about "API First" from the api4u blog owned by one of my colleagues, Kshitij Mehrotra: === Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the...
microservices

Role of APIs in microservices

Microservice architecture is revolutionizing the way enterprises build their technical infrastructure and develop new applications. They are helping a number of organizations to minimize...
microservices size

What size for your microservices?

The "microservice" term is going through a big hype. But beyond this trendy term which reflects the need for small (or very small) services,...

Ever heard of user experience APIs?

APIs are often seen as a technology only but they are the essential infrastructure to enable any new User Experience (UX). In this case,...

Large set of API tools: Interview with Stoplight

For this new interview, I'm really happy to welcome this week Duane Tharp, VP Strategic Sales & Services at Stoplight.io. Stephane Castellani: Hi Duane, can...
self-service APIs

Benefits of self-service APIs

In the eighth video on APIs and microservices, you learn how the growing trend for APIs is going in the direction of self-service APIs. It’s...
APIs and the art world

APIs and the art world: Working together for digital collaboration

Thanks to APIs, the art world has become completely accessible. It’s no longer necessary to take a flight to see the Mona Lisa in...

How to pick the best API creation tool (for your needs)?

With the rise of the API Economy, forward-looking enterprises are increasingly relying on off-the-shelf tooling to help them fast-track their digital transformation journeys. Key...

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What are the different types of APIs?

There isn't just one type of APIs but actually three main types of APIs: Open APIs - aka Public APIs - are publicly available...
MASA mesh

What is MASA – Mesh App and Service Architecture?

MASA is a new architectural model introduced by Gartner which stands for Mesh app and service architecture. It reflects what has emerged over the...

How to easily secure your APIs with API keys and OAuth?

Securing your API does sound like a complicated thing but there are some basic things you can consider to setup your API in a...
API quota

What is API Throttling, API Quota, Rate Limiting and Burst?

In the world of APIs, nobody gives direct access to his resources because you never know how much your services are going to be...

What is API Lifecycle Management?

API Lifecycle Management is a term illustrating the need to manage all steps in a life of an API, from creation to retirement. APIs are...