The ability to leverage a uniform interface across an open transport is indeed powerful and will continue to transform our business and lives for the foreseeable future.
When designing application software, expect failure. It's not just about redundancy and high availability in the infrastructure, it also needs to be part of the application software design.
You need an architectural blueprint to ensure there is a tomorrow. Fortunately, there are proven styles and techniques to address these challenges.
I want to win with APIs – and I want to do it as efficiently and economically as possible.
Much like an entrance to a building, you have to consider not only the core purpose of the entrance, but also the purpose of the building and even the purpose of the entity that owns the building.
We explore a brief history of APIs, with a specific focus on distributed APIs, to highlight motivators for each API type and how we have arrived at our current state of industry.
APIs are created in many circumstances that can be summarized across the style of architecture or language as well as the method to access the API.