It is a common conversation in planning meetings to talk about which APIs we need to expose to the outside world in order to drive business and, in some cases, to build APIs into the product roadmap. With so much emphasis on the tiny API, it’s important to recognize its inherent power and make sure you build the appropriate safeguards to protect it.
If you are charged with building and supporting APIs in your group or you are embracing a service oriented architecture for the design and delivery of an entire app or set of apps, it will be required that you monitor these APIs at all times to ensure that the consumers of the API and it’s services have access to it at all times.
It is also likely that you are consuming services provided by other groups or external partners to provide the capabilities in your app or apps. These need to be monitored as well.
In this eBook, we’ll cover:
- Why API performance matters
- Ensuring the quality of APIs
- Testing your APIs
- Creating API monitors
- Introducing an API monitoring tool