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Thursday, August 18 • 11:00 - 11:30
API Development Best Practices (for the Cloud)

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The benefits of moving to cloud native architectures often shadow its costs in security, scalability, complexity, and monitoring.

As monoliths become microservices, direct client-to-APIs communication means exposing the APIs for each microservice. This means that the developers of the API need to add functionalities like authentication, rate limiting, traffic control and monitoring to each microservice.

Moreover, making changes to the API, like splitting or combining services, puts a burden on the consumers, requiring them to update their client applications.

An alternative is to adopt an API Gateway to sit between your client and your microservices.

In this talk, Navendu walks through API development best practices and how API Gateways simplifies API development. He walks through how API developers can ensure security, deliver scalability, improve monitoring and analytics, and simplify development while building APIs for the evolving cloud.

Attendees will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to build or even migrate their APIs to a cloud native environment and would be able to answer questions like:

• What problems will I face when using microservices?
• What is an API Gateway?
• How does an API Gateway fix APIs in the cloud?
• How do I use an API Gateway?
• What are the different API Gateway solutions available?

This talk is for beginners, experienced and anyone looking to transition to a cloud native environment.

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Navendu Pottekkat

Software Engineer, Layer5
Navendu Pottekkat works as a Software Engineer at Layer5. As a maintainer of Meshery and Service Mesh Performance at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Navendu's passion for designing, developing, and deploying scalable, distributed systems is evident in each initiative he advances... Read More →

Thursday August 18, 2022 11:00 - 11:30 EDT
Small Ballroom