RefCard API Architecture Strategy



As soon as we start working on an API, architecture issues arise. Many mistaken common beliefs turn out to be fiction in this area. A poorly designed API architecture will lead to misuse or – even worse – not be used at all by its intended clients : application developers


To facilitate and accelerate design and development of your APIs, we share our vision and beliefs with you in this Reference Card. They come from our direct experience on API projects.


In a Nutshell

This Reference Card pinpoints everything you should be cautious about while designing your API Architecture Strategy.


On the menu


  • Which API strategy to choose? Why an API strategy?

  • API big picture architecture: from SOA to WOA

  • SOAP vs REST

  • API architecture stakes

  • API security

  • API team organization

  • API management

  • API integration patterns

Which API strategy to choose ? Why an API strategy ?

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