What is API First?

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

API creation and microservices going mainstream

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

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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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...

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...

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...
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What is API Throttling, 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...