API Landscape

A selection of mature platforms, tools and languages to design, develop, test and host an API.


Define how the API will be structured and verify it with everybody involved in the workflow. This includes identifying resources and states, as well as writing the API description based on the API’s architectural style.


Since building APIs with the right logic and functionality entirely in tune with the design can be challenging, developers should choose a language dependent on several factors: experience, the framework, and how active both the support and the community are.


Today’s IT pro has several options - from the popular (Python) to the divergent (low code). One thing to consider here is the technical quality of your task, the knowledge required to complete the task and your available resources. If you have no affinity to any of the languages, a low code tool might be the answer as they are quicker to understand and use.


Choosing the location to host your server is a big decision. Every project is different, each with specific needs for performance, scalability, and administrative features. No matter where you deploy your API it is a good idea to add both operational and functional monitoring so you can follow the health of your service and analyze the API usage.


Providing easy-to-navigate, accurate documentation alongside a well-designed developer portal is key to attracting application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), test, register for access, and use your API.

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