Category Archives: Architecture

RESTful is hardly harmful.

A provocative essay came up on Hacker News today, entitled RESTful considered harmful. The summary of the essay: JSON is bloated in comparison to protobufs and similar binary protocols There are no interface contracts or data schema HATEOAS doesn’t work No direct support for batching, paging, sorting, etc … Continue reading »


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I don’t see the point in Revoking or Blacklisting JWT

I heard someone asking today for support for Revocation of JWT, and I thought about it a little, and decided I don’t see the point. Specifically, I don’t see the point of the process described in this post regarding “Blacklisting JWT in express-jwt“. I believe that it’s possible … Continue reading »


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Adopting Microservices means speed

“it’s crucial to adopt a four-tier application architecture in which applications are developed and deployed as sets of microservices.” I love this article from the nginx.com website, courtesy of Hacker News. Very good overview of the “microservices” meme that is currently rippling through the industry. This is stuff … Continue reading »


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API-First Development

Pop.co explains why they went to an API-first development model. This is going to be a continuing trend. More and more places are already doing this, even if they’re not blogging or talking about it. With the continued growth of mobile devices, to become co-equal with a website, … Continue reading »


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APIs within the Enterprise – a Webinar

Recently I did a web chat with colleague Greg Brail discussing the use of APIs in the Enterprise. Quick summary: SOA has been used with success within enterprises to interconnect systems. APIs address a different set of problems, and there is real value to be gained by using … Continue reading »


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