APIs are application programming interfaces that are used to allow application components to communicate with each other, execute functions or exchange data. With development teams under increasing pressure to develop more software, and to deploy it faster, APIs enable developers to cobble applications together from existing components, rather than writing so many lines of monolithic code to achieve the same outcome.
APIs have been around for decades, but have come into focus with the advent and popularity of microservices architecture. These small applications can be connected into a larger application via the use of an API. But as these microservices multiply in number, and unplugged and replaced by others, managing APIs can be complex and difficult.
API Fortress has announced the new Mass Functional Test Generation solution. The new tool is a beta release that is expected to be made available later this month. It tackles API testing and monitoring, and provides the ability to generate large batches of test. “With over 95% of API vulnerabilities caused by human error or … continue reading
Companies are feeling confident about the security of their APIs, even in the midst of frequent reports of API security breaches and misuse. A newly released report from API platform provider Postman found almost three quarters of respondents feel their APIs were “very secure” or have “above-average security,” and only 2.4% responded that their APIs … continue reading
Integration platform provider MuleSoft is the latest company to release its own service mesh. The company announced the Anypoint Service Mesh for discovering, managing and securing microservices. In the last couple of months, Kong has open sourced its universal service mesh Kuma, and Red Hat released the OpenShift Service Mesh. RELATED CONTENT: Simplifying microservices with … continue reading
Red Hat 3scale API Management is an award winning platform that gives control, visibility and flexibility to organizations seeking to create and deploy an API program. It features comprehensive security, monetization, rate limiting, and community features that businesses seek backed by Red Hat’s solid scalability and performance. RELATED CONTENT: The next wave of API management … continue reading
A common mistake organizations look for when evaluating API management solutions is whether or not it has monetization abilities, according to Kevin Matheny, a senior director analyst for Gartner technical professionals. “Very few organizations I speak to are actually directly monetizing their APIs. If you are not going to do that, or don’t have a … continue reading
Modern-day software development has made APIs more important than ever. Whether it is microservices, Agile or digital transformation, developers need APIs to connect data, apps and devices. In order to be able to deploy, manage, and run all the APIs necessary for their solutions, they implement API management strategies to make sure everything goes smoothly. … continue reading
The fact that the modern supply chain is incredibly complex may be the understatement of the decade. For those not familiar with supply chain or logistics organizations, let me paint a picture for you. Every company that relies on the supply chain exists as part of an ecosystem of dozens of other companies – partners, … continue reading
Postman announced that its is offering support for GraphQL with the release of Postman v7.2. GraphQL offers more precise querying, which is useful when working with large APIs that return a lot of data, according to Postman. Postman v7.2 supports sending GraphQL queries in the request body, GraphQL variables and GraphQL query autocompletion. Additionally, GraphQL … continue reading
Cloud native has become one of the biggest trends in the software industry. It has already changed the way we think about developing, deploying and operating software products. The cloud-native paradigm for application development has come to consist of microservices architecture, containerized services, orchestration and distributed management. Organizations across every industry want to remain competitive, … continue reading
API development solution provider Postman announced the latest version of its platform with new ways for developers and teams to manage access control. Postman 7.0 includes extended roles and permissions, allowing users to manage teammates on collection, team and workspace levels. According to the company, this is a major update that gives team leaders the … continue reading
GraphQL is quickly becoming the preferred approach for working with APIs. It is a query language for APIs, and is designed to give users more insight and understanding into the data inside their APIs. According to GraphQL platform provider Apollo, it’s also so much more than a query language. “It’s a comprehensive solution to the … continue reading
APIs are not new to software development, but Google believes they are becoming more important. According to the company, as the API space continues to evolve, enterprises are headed towards an “APIfication” future — one where APIs will become an essential part of how their software operates. “APIs have come a long way from the … continue reading