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Database Clustering is the process of combining more than one servers or instances connecting a single database. Sometimes one server may not be adequate to manage the amount of data or the number of requests, that is when a Data Cluster is needed. Advantages of database clustering The main reasons for database clustering are its…

This is a multi-part series, wherein I will show various AWS Compute services like EC2, ECS, Fargate, and EKS to run Docker containers. We will use a number of other AWS services like CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipeline along the way. Note: We will not be looking at Docker Networking, Storage, Swarm and Services, Replicas, Load Balancer…

Disaster recovery (DR) is one of most important use cases that we hear from our customers. Having your own DR site in the cloud ready and on standby, without having to pay for the hardware, power, bandwidth, cooling, space and system administration and quickly launch resources in cloud, when you really need it (when disaster…

Introduction An application programming interface (API) is an  interface or communication protocol between a client and a server intended to simplify the building of client-side software. It has been described as a “contract” between the client and the server, such that if the client makes a request in a specific format, it will always get a response in a specific…

API Lifecycle Management is a term illustrating the need to manage all steps in a life of an API, from creation to retirement. APIs are proliferating, as they are the lynchpin for digital business. The main challenge for companies is to cope with the increasing demand for new APIs by: Creating APIs very rapidly Controlling them…

APIs and Services must be part of the environment they are intended to serve. All components and systems in these ecosystems are not static architecture and development artifacts. They develop, grow, and adjust their design and implementation over their lifetime. As the need for functionality and information in the business changes, APIs must adapt to…

A number of API development best practices have been created in order to facilitate the development of the most valuable and consumable APIs. It is a good idea to adopt some, if not all of those best practices, in order to create the best chance of API success in your organization: Create Expectations: When working with…

At this point you should have a well-defined API business strategy and documentation. This includes defining who your main API stakeholders are going to be, and deciding how the API will be consumed. By this point you should have answers to the following questions: What value is the API providing? Is it a means to distribute…

API Documentation API documentation is essentially the reference manual for an API – It tells API consumers how to use the API. API documentation is meant for humans, usually developers, to read and understand. Providing documentation that is well-designed, comprehensive, and easy to follow is crucial when it comes to ensuring developers have a great…

Versioning RESTful APIs has been a topic of great debate, mostly around the way versioning is implemented. The three main options for versioning are URI, HTTP Header, and Message Schema Identifier. While there is no right or wrong answer, the recommendation is to set a standard and stick with that decision to reduce confusion from…