In this week’s episode, I review the Spotify API. My goal: get a list of all the songs in a given Spotify playlist. To achieve this goal, I will go to the dev portal, learn about the API, use the
In this week’s episode, I review the Image Search API of unsplash.com. In this episode, you can discover, what Image Search APIs can do for you, and how to call an Image Search API from a node.js application. Don’t miss
In this week’s episode, I review the IP to GeoLocation API from ip-api.com. In this episode, you can discover, what IP to GeoLocation APIs can do for you, and how to call an API from a node.js application. Don’t miss
In this new api-university.com youtube series, I want to figure out, what makes a great API with a great developer experience. And the best way to find out is to actually pick a couple of APIs, and try to use
Let’s explore some common use cases for AWS AppSync, where AWS AppSync can help to build GraphQL APIs fast. Simple Data-Centric GraphQL API A typical use-case for AppSync is providing a data-centric API to an existing data source. The advantage
GraphQL is great but requires the manual installation and maintenance of software infrastructure components, tedious configuration, and some manual tweaking. And when running a productive GraphQL system, you need to find a way to scale the system up and down
AWS AppSync is a fully-managed serverless GraphQL infrastructure. Because it runs on a serverless, managed infrastructure, it scales automatically and does not require any manual installation nor any maintenance. Thus, AppSync allows us to get started quickly without any impediments.
There are two essential concepts for integration today: APIs and events. APIs allow for reading and writing data, calling functionality and starting processes. APIs connect us with actuators in the digital world that enable us to do and change things.
GraphQL queries consist of one or more patterns which are matched against the big graph containing all the data on the server. The patterns describe a subgraph of the big graph and is used to search for the relevant data in the
Let’s have a look at the AppSync architecture. In the figure below we have depicted such a high-level solution architecture for an app, an AppSync API and AWS data sources. On the left-hand side we have the clients connecting to