7 API management challenges (and how to solve them)

APIs are a critical tool for building modern applications. But like all useful tools, you have to manage APIs properly in order to use them to greatest effect.
Theo Despoudis
Theo Despoudis
January 30, 2019

FMS uses existing code to create APIs and launch SaaS application with Thriftly

In the past, Freight Management Systems (FMS) had an aging Windows-based invoicing system that required a series of manual entries from fixed devices. But as technology evolved ...
Amanda McCluney
Amanda McCluney
January 29, 2019

Know your API protocols: SOAP vs. REST vs. JSON-RPC vs. gRPC vs. GraphQL vs. Thrift

Once upon a time — specifically, in the early 2000s — there were only two real API protocols that most developers had to know about: SOAP and REST. In recent years, however, ...
Chris Riley
Chris Riley
January 22, 2019

Best practices for designing a secure API

Like everything else that powers software infrastructure, APIs must be secured. That you know.But do you understand how to go about securing an API? The API security process ...
Zachary Flower
Zachary Flower
January 15, 2019

How to design a secure login system for your API with Thriftly

After spending some time learning how to build Thriftly APIs, it’s time to think about the next steps - how to secure your API and implement a login system for your users.
Victoria Fall
Victoria Fall
January 10, 2019

The benefits of API-driven development and how you can implement it

What’s the point of an API? Ask most developers that question and they’ll tell you that APIs are useful because they connect different applications or services together.
Chris Tozzi
Chris Tozzi
January 08, 2019

Key metrics for API monitoring

Today, it’s nigh impossible to deploy an application without using APIs. While APIs have long been important to a certain extent for sharing data or other resources between ...
Eric Bruno
Eric Bruno
January 02, 2019

Thriftly v2.2: Free-forever deployment, API metrics, gRPC support

Several new features are coming your way that will make it easier to get started with Thriftly, monitor performance of your APIs, and have access to high performance protocols. ...
Amanda McCluney
Amanda McCluney
December 10, 2018

Best Practices for Designing a Manageable API

Designing APIs is easy. Designing good APIs, however, is not.That’s because when it comes to API design, there are a lot of considerations that must be weighed outside of core ...
Zachary Flower
Zachary Flower
November 13, 2018

[New feature] Add always-available documentation to your APIs

There's no sense creating an API that no one else can figure out how to use. That's why Thriftly Developer now allows you to document the APIs you create from your existing ...
Matt Ledger
Matt Ledger
June 13, 2018