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These days, it's hard to find someone who has never heard of streaming. The first memory that comes to mind for most people is platforms like Netflix and YouTube, which provide streaming services for entertainment, with videos and movies. Important...
Streaming APIs are used to examine data in real-time for users to gather up-to-date information and accurate results through the web. This process begins with a consumer/client opening a socket who then gives certain criteria of data it needs...
APIs have become an economic imperative for many businesses. But APIs solely based on request-response style interactions are limited by the fact that each system must know what they want from the other. Today’s modern services often rely on...
APIs are all about measuring the value exchange that occurs between internal groups, with partners, and occasionally the public when it makes sense. API management is where you start this conversation. It has been used for a decade to...
API discovery has been one of the slower moving aspects of doing APIs over the last decade due to the fact it is something that means many different things to many different people, depending on what their relationship to...
Another tool in our API Design Toolbox... We talk a lot about how webhooks are the 101 of event-driven infrastructure. Webhooks are where API providers begin when it comes to developing an awareness of the most important events that are...
We are working on taking some older research from the API Evangelist on API rating and ranking systems and distilling it down into a simple way to help validate and qualify APIs across the API life cycle. Breaking down a...
The final, and most critical element of any enterprise API toolbox, is ensuring that all of your enterprise capabilities are defined as machine-readable API contracts, using OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, JSON Schema, and other formats. API definitions should provide human and...
It doesn't matter what your API design processes are, and what tools you are using if you cannot do it reliably. If you aren't monitoring, testing, securing, and understanding performance, consumption, and limitations across ALL of your API infrastructure,...
A look into how we scale our APIs... One increasingly critical aspect of any tool in our API toolboxes is whether or not we can deploy and operate it within multiple environments, or we find that we are limited to...
Most APIs use HTTP as a transport, but there is always significant number of legacy services, as well as a growing class of more modern API solutions that are also using TCP.  There are a number of reasons why...
A well oiled request and response API infrastructure is the critical base for any enterprise organization. However, a sign of a more mature, and scalable API operations is always the presence of event-driven infrastructure. This includes webhooks, streaming solutions,...
One significant mistake that we see API designers, developers, and architects make over and over again, is not having a clear vision of who will be using the APIs they are building. Defining, designing, delivering, and operating an APIs...
Technologists, especially venture fueled technologists love to take the web for granted. Nothing does web scale better than, the web. Good API architects work to clearly articulate objectives behind their APIs, and always consider how they are leveraging the...
What is the heart of APIs? One thing you hear in mainstream technology circles frequently is that at some point REST, RESTful, web, and HTTP APIs will eventually have to go away. At Streamdata.io we are pretty confident that we...