REDtalks.live #49 – Imperative vs Declarative APIs /w Kin Lane

My good pal, Kin Lane, is back on the show for his third appearance to discuss the much debated topic of Imperative vs Declarative APIs.

Key discussion points on this topic:

  • One is not necessarily better than the other.
  • One persons declarative is another persons imperative, so think about the ‘system’ of orchestration, and not just the device/software you’re automating.
  • Think first about the ‘API contract’ (episode #46, also with Kin Lane)
  • Scott Peter’s and the API ’emoji poop’

Enough words from me, watch now!

Thanks for listening!

 

REDtalks.live #48 – Deep API Monitoring w/ resurface.io

With the evolution of application architecture – from monolith to distributed, microservice – comes the need for modern ‘architecture appropriate’ monitoring and visibility solutions.

Traditional ‘packet sniffer’ tooling falls short in terms of the requirements developers need to transition from best-effort, educated guesses to detailed usage logging and traceability. To help realize these deep API monitoring goals, in this episode I’m joined by Founder and CEO of resurface.io, Rob Dickinson. 

Rob, who has a long history in the traditional application monitoring space, tells us how the tools and approaches of yesterday just don’t work in today’s distributed, microservice, ‘API first’ world. Watch this episode to understand how resurface.io delivers “DevOps-friendly instrumentation” for the modern, agile service.

 

For more information on Resurface.io:

  • You can view their YouTube Channel here
  • Take a look at the examples on GitHub here
  • And even run their demo yourself, here

 

Thanks for listening!

REDtalks.live #47 – POSTMAN API client w/ creator & CEO, Abhinav Asthana

Very excited about today’s episode where I’m joined by Abhinav Ashtana, the creator and CEO of world renowned API client, POSTMAN.

 

In this episode, hear Abhinav explain how POSTMAN started – how a personal frustration with API interactions presented an opportunity to create something cool. Learn about the journey POSTMAN took and the use cases that shaped its form today. Lastly, hear about the latest POSTMAN training capabilities shipping in version 7.0 (totally free) to better enable adoption by learning directly within the product as you use it.

Take a peek at this capability in the POSTMAN blog here.

Thanks for listening!