9 Reasons Microservices Matter to Architects, Developers & Testers

Several years ago, I was a developer in a travel reservation aggregator. Our mission was to pull flight and hotel data from a bunch of cryptic reservation platforms, and provide it to other companies via an API library – for a fee. That was before companies like Expedia … [Read more...]

Orchestrating Microservices: Who’s Composing this Symphony, Anyway?

Before becoming a developer, I was in the high school band. I played several brass instruments – including French horn and cornet – as well as keyboards in the jazz stage band. A musician and a nerd, what can I say? I even dabbled in writing music for the band. Okay, … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Load Test Your API

You know the feeling. You’re surfing along and then BAM! you get the dreaded 503 (Service unavailable) The server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance). Do you remember what you were searching for the last time that happened? … [Read more...]

You’re Virtually There… But Who’s Listening?

How to Evangelize Your API Program to Internal Stakeholders Okay, you’ve written today’s most popular mobile game. Or maybe your services make your company’s online catalog work. Or your team publishes multimedia APIs used by thousands of developers on the web. You don’t … [Read more...]