Let's Build an API together - Part 1

13.12.2017 by Jens in API Series | APIs | Newsletter

In the center of Kanban is the so-called Kanban Board; yes, it is an actual board. On it, there are usually 3 columns, called swim lanes. The lanes represent the state of a task and are named Ready, Doing and Done; starting on the left. Each individual todo aka task is written on a post-it note and depending on its state, put in a column. Usually, a task will start on the left in Ready.


How I learn

27.11.2017 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

I published in a recent newsletter how I learn. Today, it’s moving from the secret labs to the open space.


Building APIs with Java - Framework Overview

24.11.2017 by Jens in APIs

When building APIs in Java, we have some more options than just Spring Boot. No, I am not talking about JEE. We actually have some more options.


API Documentation with OpenAPI

21.11.2017 by Jens in APIs | API Business

This is the fourth part of the API documentation series. In the last part we explored RAML as a solution, and in this article, we are covering OpenAPI.


API Documentation with RAML

17.11.2017 by Jens in APIs | API Business

This is the third part of the API documentation series. In the last part we explored the first solution using API Blueprint a bit, and in this article, we are covering RAML.


API Documentation with API Blueprint

15.11.2017 by Jens in APIs | API Business

This is the second part of the API documentation series. In the first, we covered for whom the documentation is written, what it should contain and the three different types of writing it. Starting with this part, we dive a bit deeper into the latter and explore some standard formats and ways of writing.


API Documentation Overview

10.11.2017 by Jens in APIs | API Business

Documenting your API is extremely important. Without documentation, nobody, not your product owner, devs or your customers know what your API does and how to use it. In this article series, we will take a look at common ways of documenting, their advantages and disadvantages and explore different solutions.


Building an API is a Joint Venture of Tech and Business

09.11.2017 by Jens in APIs | API Business

APIs have gone a long way from a purely technical thing to now being a core business. Many businesses depend so much on their APIs that they would go out of business when the APIs fail. But whos responsible for building and maintaining?


Change is Inevitable - Do you Adapt or Go Extinct?

06.11.2017 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

I recently stumbled upon a cartoon which made that really visually - it is a bit harsh but pretty accurate.

leaves change


To HATEOAS or not to HATEOAS?

17.10.2017 by Jens in APIs | Learning

Or when is a REST API a REST API? That is the question. And there is no easy answer. Let’s take a closer look.