GraphQL, gRPC and REST, Oh My! A Method for Unified API Design

Updated on October 8, 2020
GOTOpia Europe 2020
Mike Amundsen
Mike Amundsen

The ultimate API expert. #api

Join the API expert to skyrocket the quality of your APIs.

APIs are the glue that hold modern software together. If your API fails, it all fails. Folks also tend to overcomplicate the API design. Mike will teach you how write solid APIs without overdoing it.

Once your API is released out into the wild, you'll see users using it in new and creative ways — often in ways that weren't intended in the first place. Which is how we get to versioning — you can't just change the original without violating all those creative initiatives.

Companies that adopt a single API definition format (OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, Schema Definition Language, Protobuff, etc.) are likely to find their options limited as their API ecosystem grows and matures over time.

In order to avoid forcing the entire company to adopt a single API style or format, no matter the requirements of providers and consumers, we need a solid, simple and repeatable way to design APIs. One that doesn't pre-determine implementation details such as REST, GraphQL, gRPC, and others.

Based on materials in Mike's book Design and Build Great Web APIs, Mike will share his experience, tips and best practices.

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