This Month in Integration: The API Edition
This installment is all about APIs. Learn about designing them, securing them, what's going on in the API economy, and more.
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Everyone is hopping on the API train, and for good reason. They're providing ways to integrate all sorts of projects and platforms, revolutionizing development. Both beginners and seasoned devs can learn more about APIs, how to secure them, best practices for designing them, and take a look at a couple of job opportunities along the way.
5 Trending Integration Articles on DZone
The Difference Between REST and SOAP APIs, by Arsalan Rashid. Our most popular Integration article this month, this overview will help you understand the differences between REST and SOAP APIs, and how they are used in integrations.
The Most Influential People and Companies to Keep an Eye On in the API Space, by Kin Lane. Brush up on the most influential companies and people in the world of APIs, from giants like eBay and Amazon to startups like Twilio and Stripe.
Understanding API Design, by Nagarjunareddy K. This in-depth guide to API design will help you understand the types of APIs, their structure, and how to navigate them, for new or more seasoned API developers.
The Minimal REST Client and Server, by Taruvai Subramaniam. This article will walk you through creating a microservices application with Spring Boot, written with the least code possible.
Rule Your Microservices With an API Gateway: Part I, by Lauri Nevala. Learn how to keep control of all the moving parts in your microservices architecture with an API gateway to decrease complexity.
API Tips From Around the Web
Build a mobile API ecosystem that is high performing and reliable, Shlomi Gian, September 2, 2017. Read about the three main challenges with API configurations that impact mobile app performance, and how you can mitigate risk when using APIs.
REST Best Practices 101, Dasun Hegoda, September 29, 2017. Start from the beginning with SOA, learning the basics of the architecure, operations, error handling, and beyond.
Postman adds multi-region API monitoring, David Rubenstein, August 16, 2017. This Postman feature now supports six different global regions; read on for the details.
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Getting Started With Spring Boot and Microservices: DZone's latest Refcard on the benefits of microservices as an architectural pattern.
Here you can find a few opportunities from our Jobs community. See if any match your skills and apply online today!
Staff DevOps Software Engineer: OpenAPI, IoT, and DevOps
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Experience: Proficient in Shell scripting, Linux commands, Git, and libraries. Hands-on experience with any configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet, and Jenkins. Experience with web server management like Jetty/Tomcat, Rails, or Node.js.
Location: Omaha, NE, United States
Experience: Deep understanding, design experience, and team mentoring in .Net, C#, IIS, Windows, and WCF Services. Strong skills required in MS SQL Server.
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