API creation

API design, testing and monitoring – Interview with SmartBear Software

For this week's interview, I'm very happy to welcome Greg Lord, Director Product Marketing at Smartbear Software. Stephane Castellani: Hi Greg, can you please present...

How and why should you optimize the performance of mobile APIs?

At one point or other we have all experienced mobile apps that we wish were faster and more responsive, but in almost all cases...

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...

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,...
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 and APIs

API creation and microservices going mainstream

Building API-based and sophisticated microservices are going more and more mainstream these days. As a consequence of addressing the full lifecycle of APIs, this...
saas connectors

SaaS connectors – Interview with Cloud Elements

This week, I have had the pleasure to meet Ross Garrett, Head of Product Marketing at Cloud Elements. Ross accepted to share with us...
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,...

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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...