How to find API gateway URLs - AWS API gateway is a phenomenal service from AWS because it has all of the features somebody could ever want in an API gateway.
Sorting in a REST API - Sorting is determining the order of items when a list of items is returned from a particular endpoint. The best practice is to really keep things simple and consistent.
Date and DateTime Handling in APIs - Application Programming Interfaces and dates are just as difficult. Timezone issues crop up because dates and datetimes are just strings in JSON, there's nothing to necessarily say that this is a date in this format.
Is SOAP dead? - SOAP and XML based Web Services aren't dead yet. I don't think they will be for quite a while because they are very common in large enterprises (government, banks, telecommunications, etc).
API Parameter Types - The parameters and the way the parameters are transmitted can be different in each implementation. API parameters can be split into four different groups
What are Microservices? What are Microservices? - Microservices offer an incredible rethink of a lot of software development that allow systems be much easier to change.
API as a Product Business Models - Often what happens is a company decides to build a new mobile app which shouldn't directly communicate with the database. So the company builds an API for the mobile apps to communicate with the database that also does some calculations (business logic) and validations (business rules). Over time, the business realizes that they could also potentially sell access to the API or allow their customers to directly connect with it and finally have partners launch apps in different verticals.
Types of APIs - When we build an API, we need to keep in mind the purpose for it and that really ends up defining the type of API we have built.
How to get real ROI out of your APIs - Producing an API shouldn't just be an IT only concern. Building an API could help sales, finance, marketing or even customer support. It's common for it to start as an IT only matter and end up impacting the entire company.
Designing APIs by Contract - Designing by software is a contract - like a legal or business contract. When we design software by contract it means we are designing against a specific specification for each software component.
Developing a Product Mindset - Product skills help companies win markets, satisfy customers and build businesses faster.
Is the REST API dead? - The REST API will be alive for many years to come because many companies set up integrations and forget about them until there's a problem. It is still one of the dominant types of application integrations: REST API, SOAP, and more recently GraphQL.