Free API request/response and mocking services

A list of free API mocking services https://httpbin.org/ - A simple HTTP Request & Response Service. https://mockbin.org/ - allows you to generate custom endpoints to test, mock, and track HTTP requests & responses between libraries, sockets and APIs.https://designer.mocky.io/ - generates custom API responsesApigee Mock Target Service - https://mocktarget.apigee.net . Help page https://mocktarget.apigee.net/help

Enterprise API Management Glossary

API APIs, or application programming interfaces, are a set of software functions that specify how software applications should interact with each other. API Gateway "An API gateway is a reverse proxy that allows your organization to offer APIs as a product to internal and external clients via a centralized ingress point." - Kong APIOps APIOps … Continue reading Enterprise API Management Glossary

4 Takeaways from the 2022 API Governance Survey

I ran the 2022 API Governance Survey between February and March this year to understand API governance practices across organisations. First the bad news. I didn't get as many respondents as I hoped. A total of 16 respondents completed the survey (6 from the UK, 5 from the USA, 2 from France, 2 from India … Continue reading 4 Takeaways from the 2022 API Governance Survey

Quotes: On Boyd’s OODA Loop and Tracy’s Key Result Areas

On the application of John Boyd's OODA loop to armies at war: "... if one side makes decisions twice as fast as the other, it is almost certain to secure victory, even if its decisions are lower quality than those of its opponent (subject to minimum standard). What is apparent from this analysis is that … Continue reading Quotes: On Boyd’s OODA Loop and Tracy’s Key Result Areas

2022 API Governance Survey: Update 1

The survey is still ongoing, but I have published the responses received so far on Github. The survey has received 12 responses but only one charity has been nominated for a survey donation - Cancer Research UK. As the only entrant so far, and winner for that week, a donation was made to Cancer Research … Continue reading 2022 API Governance Survey: Update 1

Interesting API tools

A list of API tools I am interested in. Will update infrequently. Will include tools for REST, GraphQL, Protobuf, event APIs and more. API Collaboration Tools Stoplight Studio: A desktop and browser based GUI/text editor and API collaboration tool with linting and mocking support. APICurio Studio: An open source web based API design and collaboration … Continue reading Interesting API tools

API Modelling: What is a Business Capability?

In the API design process, it is useful to first identify the business capabilities and the abstract resource model that support the design. This is because an API product specifies what business capabilities it provides. But what exactly is a business capability? According to Vernon [1] , a business capability is "a function of the … Continue reading API Modelling: What is a Business Capability?

My definition of APIOps

There are different definitions of APIOps, but here is mine. APIOps is about bringing people, processes and tools together to achieve better business outcomes by continuously delivering reliable, well designed API products for API consumers. APIOps is based on applying the practices of DevOps and GitOps to the API development lifecycle. Therefore understanding the current … Continue reading My definition of APIOps