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The latest News and Information on API Development, Management, Monitoring, and related technologies.

nexthink

Comparing gRPC performance across different technologies

gRPC is an open-source Remote Procedure Call system focusing on high performance. There exist several gRPC benchmarks including an official one, yet we still wanted to create our own. Why would we torture ourselves doing such a thing? So with those points in mind, we created a completely open-source benchmark where everyone is welcome to contribute and which could be run with a single command, having only Docker as a prerequisite.

splunk

Splunk Delivers Real-Time Salesforce Visibility with New Streaming API Integration

You might already be using Splunk to manage your Salesforce environment with the help of the Splunk App for Salesforce and the Splunk Add-on for Salesforce that allows a Splunk administrator to collect different types of data from Salesforce using REST APIs. This solution is great and the events give you an idea of how users interact with Salesforce. These events can range from Apex executions to page views.

atatus

Authentication and Authorization for RESTful APIs: Steps to Getting Started

Why do APIs require authentication in the first place? Users don't always need keys for read-only APIs. However, most commercial APIs require permission via API keys or other ways. Users might make an unlimited number of API calls without needing to register if your API had no security. Allowing limitless requests would make it impossible to develop a business structure for your API. Furthermore, without authentication, it would be difficult to link requests to individual user data.

dreamfactory

DreamFactory 4.9.0 Released

DreamFactory 4.9.0 has arrived! This release includes a mix of bug fixes and UX improvements. Perhaps the most notable change is the addition of a “Quick Links” section (see attached screenshot) to an API’s Overview tab. It’s now possible to jump directly to an API’s scripted endpoints, API documentation, and associated roles!

kong

Balancing Innovation and Security With Automation

Automating digital transformation API deployments can help speed time to market and minimize the resources required for the deployments — if developers can be assured that the automated process meets all necessary security requirements. It’s a topic that Kong Senior CustomerExperience Manager Peggy Guyott and Kong Senior Solutions Engineer Ned Harris discussed on a recent webinar as part of the Destination: Automation 2021 digital event.

dreamfactory

28 Essential Tips for Building Microservices

A recent study showed that 55% of businesses believe they have less than a year to innovate before they start to suffer financially and lose market share. In a world where the digital consumer expects a personalized experience and real-time access to information on any device of their choosing, 12 months might be too long. Implementing microservices as a business strategy enables companies to keep pace with customer demand in the never-ending competition to gain market share.

Online Meetup: Kong Gateway 2.5 | Performance Testing Framework

Since the general availability of the Kong Gateway (OSS) in version 2.5 we feature a new Performance Testing Framework. In this session, we’ll showcase an example test used for Gateway development, detail how a Kong Developer can get an environment set up to use the framework, and walk-through extending the framework to match your testing needs. Kong’s Online Meetups are a place to learn about technologies within the Kong open source ecosystem. This interactive forum will give you the chance to ask our engineers questions and get ramped up on information relevant to your Kong journey.

Online Meetup: Getting an environment prepared for plugin development

In this session, Senior Engineer Enrique Garcia Cota will walk you through what’s needed in order to build a custom plugin for the Kong Gateway (OSS) - just in time for the Kong Summit Hackathon 2021 starting on September 21st. Kong’s Online Meetups are a place to learn about technologies within the Kong open source ecosystem. This interactive forum will give you the chance to ask our engineers questions and get ramped up on information relevant to your Kong journey.
kong

Getting Started With Event Hooks in Kong

Event hooks are a brand new feature we launched with Kong Gateway 2.5 that allows you to get notifications when certain events happen on your Kong Gateway deployment. If you want to keep an eye out for when your system creates new administrators or adds new plugins to a latency-sensitive route, this is the feature for you! Event hooks is a Kong Gateway Enterprise feature. Interested in learning more? Contact our sales team.