REDtalks.live #46 – ‘API Contracts’ w/ Kin Lane

API Contracts, or ‘API Parenting’ as I like to call it, is a critical part of API creation and delivery. So, if you’re thinking if implementing an API, or maybe you already have and things aren’t going so well, then this is the episode for you!

For API consumers, the API Contract sets expectations. It lets you know whether functionality may change at short notice, or not. It informs you of rate-limiting policies, and of the providers uptime/availability commitments. As an API consumer, you should demand API contracts of your providers to inspire confidence in your API consumption choices.

For API creators/providers, your consumers get all of the above – confidence in your API. If you love your customers/consumers, you’ll provide them an API contract, and honor it.

To learn more about API contracts, from the API evangelist (apievangelist.com), Kin Lane, himself, watch this episode!

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REDtalks.live #45 – being ‘open source’, practicing ‘social coding’

Great to have GitHub’s Christian Weber (t: @classicwebdog) on the show again to help us understand what being part of the open-source community is all about.

Some key theme’s from this episode:

  1. Git IS all about ‘Social Coding’
  2. GitHub is NOT your download server
  3. Adopting open-source is a lot like hosting a meetup; be present, communicate, and listen
  4. Be receptive to feedback

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REDtalks.live #44 – Security Automation /w Benn Alp

Welcome to episode 44 of REDtalks.live, your home of Ranting, Engineers, and Devops, where I’m joined by F5 Networks Global Security Solution Architect, Benn Alp.

Benn brings perspective based on many years of security experience across a range of roles and verticals. Learned in this episode:

  1. DevSecOps is finally getting some traction.
  2. Security vendors have started making more programmable security tooling.
  3. Culture is the most important thing to change in security. Removing the ‘no team’ label often attributed to security practitioners starts within the security team and how they serve the business.
  4. Benn’s arm movements are faster than the YouTube live-streaming frames per second transmission out of ‘Straya.

Enough words, watch now!

 

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