• REST APIs

    We engineer HTTP APIs with a RESTful architecture, using the Open-API Specification as well as other standards and best practices.

We're experts in implementing HTTP APIs using REST and OAS with interfaces that are normalized and predictable, following industry standards and best practices.

Our APIs are engineered using the twelve-factor methodology and containerization for deployment portability. Collaborating with our clients at every stage of product development, from interface design to documentation.

Collaborative Process

We include our clients in every step of the development process with complete transparency. Our network of professional and highly-skilled consultants will serve as a wellspring of knowledge, advising on and educating clients about design decisions as well as technical implementation.

Open-API Driven

We use the Open-API Specification as a standard to produce well thought out, valid and verifiable documentation and API descriptions. This acts as a contract that developers adhere to and results in consistency and cohesiveness with microservices.

12 Factor Approach

We follow the twelve-factor methodology for structuring software applications for maximum portability between execution environments. This includes using containerization, attaching the configuration to the environment, and treating logs as event streams.

Consultation

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Schedule a consultation where we'll discuss your project goals and begin modeling concepts and workflows.

Project Planning

First, we'll discuss your project needs, including your development timeline and engineering budget, as well as your deployment and maintenance expectations.

Data Modeling*

If time permits, or in subsequent consulting sessions, we'll begin to collaboratively model your project's concepts, entities, behaviors, rules, and workflows.

Engineering Management

Finally, we'll consider the needs of the team, i.e. project scope, technology expertise, infrastructure needs, management, monitoring, maintenance, etc.

Technology Stack

Next, we'll recommend, qualify, and document, the technology choices needed for the project's successful implementation, which will guide future development.

REST APIs

An API, or application programmable interface, is considered to be RESTful if its interface comports with the principles of REST. The acronym "REST" is shorthand for Representational State Transfer. It is an architectural pattern for distributed hypermedia systems first introduced and defined in the year 2000 by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation. A REST API communicates using the HTTP protocol, a client-server architecture, and is stateless and cachable.

The Benefit of REST APIs

A REST API offers a great deal of flexibility in the representation of a message while leveraging the widely supported and understood hypertext transfer protocol, as well as a number of other web standards. Until recently, the flexibility of REST resulted in unpredictable API implementations which led to the emergence of the OAS, or Open-API Specification, which provides a standard and framework for designing and documenting REST APIs. Using OAS creates a tangible API contract that can guide engineering and build APIs that are a lot more predictable.