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The Conference for Web APIs, API Design & Management


Scalable Programming

Java continuously introduces new, useful features. For instance, Java 8 introduced the Stream API, one of the biggest highlights of the past few years. But is aggregating data with the Stream API a panacea? In this article, I’d like to explore if there’s a better alternative for certain cases from a complexity perspective.

Simple, but practical

Since the existence of Java, there’s been a need to access libraries and third-party memory written in other programming languages. This is particularly true for those developed with C/C++. The Java platform offers the Java Native Interface (JNI) for these accesses. With JNI, applications can contain native code written in programming languages like C/C++ and in the Java programming language.

11.16 Degrees Celsius in Aachen

jq [1] is a lightweight, flexible JSON processor for the command line. You can think of it as sed, but specifically for JSON data. Just like JBang, the tool can be easily installed with various package managers for different operating systems. What can you do with it?

One for All

Users want to work on devices and systems of their choice. With the integrated development environment RAD Studio, you can create native apps for all relevant systems. In this article, we will take a look at its potential uses, advantages, and disadvantages.

How to Build Confidence in Your APIs

Your company’s approach to APIs should be central to any vision of best practices. However, the emergence of multiple protocols and tools has brought challenges to maintaining API quality and consistency. Many teams lack confidence in developing consistent, secure, and high-quality APIs.

Keynote: API Anti-Patterns: WD-40 for Your Digital Initiatives

It’s been a few weeks since we wrapped up another great edition of the API Conference but we still remember the amazing talks! One of them was Erik Wilde's keynote, “API Anti-Patterns: WD-40 for Your Digital Initiatives”, where he looks at the most important aspects of API management and illustrates which problems jeopardize the success of API management, and ultimately of digital initiatives. 

Highly optimized APIs

After several years on the market, GraphQL is now a mature and established alternative to REST. You should consider it when creating or further developing an API. Many applications such as Facebook, Instagram, and XING already successfully use this REST alternative [1]. That’s a good reason to provide insights into how GraphQL can be integrated into modern serverless architectures, with minimum effort. A highly scalable implementation is presented in the interaction between GraphQL with AWS Lambda. It can be adapted to various architectures and frameworks.

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Behind the Tracks

API Management

A detailed look at the development of APIs

API Development

Architecture of APIs and API systems

API Design

From policies and identities to monitoring

API Platforms & Business

Web APIs for a larger audience & API platforms related to SaaS