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[Guide] Building and hosting a Low-code REST API

[Guide] Building and hosting a Low-code REST API

Build a REST API with Linx in under 15 minutes REST API development has many approaches and there are 100's of different API development tools to choose from, making it pretty easy to get lost in the process. In this article, we cover how to build and host an API in...

Building a file reader

Building a file reader

Quick work can be made of a typical IT task to read files and make the data available elsewhere by using Low Code.

Design. Build. Host. The 28 API tools you need

Design. Build. Host. The 28 API tools you need

With APIs taking over, more people are asking: What can I use to create my API? Although there are many different API standards and types, we will primarily focus on REST APIs. An API can be as simple as a single endpoint with one purpose, or it can be much more...

How to build a generic Shopify API integration

How to build a generic Shopify API integration

Shopify exposes a REST API for 3rd party applications to integrate with. This guide will cover connecting to the Shopify Admin API with Linx using API Keys in conjunction with the HTTP Basic scheme authentication and some request examples. You can use webhook...

How to call SOAP Services using REST

How to call SOAP Services using REST

SOAP, being a mature technology, has an extensive and often differently interpreted standard set. This makes it an excellent tool for corporate users to manipulate data into their precise requirements and technology stack. However, for public consumption, this causes...

Introducing Linx 6

We are excited to announce Linx 6   Seven years ago, we announced Linx 5, a release specifically designed to modernise and commercialise an internal tool we had been using with our enterprise customers for the previous 15 years. By all accounts, Linx 5 was a huge...

Creating a Messaging Server in Low-Code

Creating a Messaging Server in Low-Code

[Guide] Implementing the Server-side of a Client-server Style Messaging App We will implement some web methods, which will be useful for creating a messaging client. However, the following items fall outside the scope of this sample: The messaging client. We will use...

Building the RealWorld API in Low-code

Building the RealWorld API in Low-code

The journey To replicating The RealWorld API (Conduit) using Low-code RealWorld is a popular open-source project known as the mother of all demo apps. It is an exact clone of Medium.com (called Conduit) and can be built using any front-end and back-end. This article...

Creating an API for your Single-page Application

Creating an API for your Single-page Application

Resource: Full sample source code Using a low-code platform as the back-end for a single page application (SPA) is a nice combination — the SPA can be hosted anywhere, the API is quick and easy to develop, and they can evolve independently of each other e.g. if you...

Generic Connection to the Microsoft Graph API

Generic Connection to the Microsoft Graph API

Resources Sample File: MicrosoftGraphTemplate.lsoz (65.8 KB) (download) API Reference: More information on the specifics of authentication can be found in the Microsoft Graph API reference documentation. Microsoft offers a RESTful web service named Microsoft Graph...

GraphQL vs REST  – a low-code API showdown

GraphQL vs REST – a low-code API showdown

GraphQL vs REST  - a low-code API showdown REST and (the newer) GraphQL APIs are the core technologies behind the vast most of today's integrations. These APIs allow external developers to tap into the functionality of the major platforms and build in their custom...

Workflow meets Low-code. A perfect match?

Workflow meets Low-code. A perfect match?

1. Linx calls the Camunda API to start a new process instance.2. Camunda call the Linx Task API when it processes an External Task. It waits when it reaches a User Task.3. User Interface calls the Linx UI API when the user completes a User Task. Linx notifies Camunda...

Microservices: Modernizing the Monolithic Legacy

Microservices: Modernizing the Monolithic Legacy

IT teams are always wanting to build new applications enabling specific functions for the ease of processes or customers. Sometimes, to balance projects, they allow distributed teams to work on focused targets using reusable assets, templates, and best practices....

Linx vs Outsystems

Linx vs Outsystems

Are you looking for an Outsystems alternative? Owing to an increased need for business agility and growing pressure on IT teams to deliver faster solutions, the market for low-code app development has flourished in the past few months,    However, for SMEs and large...

How does the Linx REST Service perform under load?

How does the Linx REST Service perform under load?

We recently ran load tests for the Linx Host Service. In these tests, the CPU load and memory were monitored under heavy load to provide better insights into how the REST API Request Limits perform for the different virtual machines (Azure B-Series) that run...

APIs vs Web Service

APIs vs Web Service

Is there any difference between a web API and a web service? Or are they one and the same? There are many definitions of Web Services as they are not only defined by different organizations but also has gone through many changing stages. When listening...

The value of internal APIs

The value of internal APIs

Internal APIs are designed primarily to streamline software development and simplify systems and operational processes. These currently represent the vast majority of use cases. Internal APIs are often overlooked since they are aimed at in-house developers. These...

Linx embraces GraphQL

Linx embraces GraphQL

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA August 2021 Linx, a low-code development platform, announced this week the addition of a new GraphQL plugin.  The new plugin enables developers to employ GraphQL APIs as part of their low-code solutions. The new GraphQL plugin makes it...

Nielsen’s “Match between system and the real world”

Nielsen’s “Match between system and the real world”

The problem is there are no simple “right” answers for most Web design questions (at least not for the important ones). What works is good, integrated design that fills a need — carefully thought out, well executed, and tested. — Steve Krug One of the difficult things...

How to secure your API with JSON web tokens

How to secure your API with JSON web tokens

A simple way of adding authorisation to your Linx solutions See the sample JSON Web Tokens (JWT) have become somewhat of an industry-standard for securing REST API’s. The main advantage of JWT is that each token is self-contained, meaning that it contains all...

Building an API? Consider Low-Code

Building an API? Consider Low-Code

APIs have been around for decades - they allow different systems to talk to each other in a seamless, fast fashion. However it’s been during the past decade that this technology has become a significant force.So then why all the interest in APIs? We all know the usual...

6 Tools for API design, development and testing

6 Tools for API design, development and testing

Restful API best practice starts with using the right tools With today's businesses running a plethora of systems across diverse environments, taking advantage of the modern IT economy lies in an organisations ability to create value via their APIs and microservices....

Automating bulk transfer of Mercurial repos to Git

Automating bulk transfer of Mercurial repos to Git

With Mercurial sunsetting support, it was time to move our repos. But how do you do this en masse? When we received the first communication about Bitbucket sunsetting Mercurial support, there was quite a lot of excitement around the office. All of our source code was...

Low-code is no myth for busy IT departments

Low-code is no myth for busy IT departments

Can a working business application be built in a day? Does the app work on desktop and mobile? How advanced are the features? Is there actually zero coding involved?  Just some of the questions we get all the time from seasoned developers.There’s a lot of talk...

5 Reasons why you need a Low-code development platform

5 Reasons why you need a Low-code development platform

A low-code platform like Linx provides a development environment that programmers can use to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration, instead of relying exclusively on traditional computer programming ("hand coding").So why do...

Working with Databases in Linx

Working with Databases in Linx

Working with databases in your Linx solutions is made easy with the Linx Database plugin. Linx supports almost any database, including ODBC databases, SQL Server, OLE, Oracle and MongoDB. In this article we will show you how to connect with your database using the...

Low Code Process Automation

Low Code Process Automation

A key part of digital transformation is process automation. Greater efficiencies in resources, time and cost can be achieved when business processes are automated. Do you want to automate your business processes with Linx, but you don't know how it all works? ...

May 22 Newsletter

May 22 Newsletter

OAuth2 Authentication Guide OAuth2 enables third-party applications, such as a Linx Solution, to obtain access to protected resources (e.g. account details, documents, etc) from a host (e.g. Microsoft, Facebook, GitHub, etc.), with a user's permission. This is...

The different types of APIs

The different types of APIs

An Application Programming Interface can be thought of as the way in which programs communicate with each other, accessing data and functionality despite being separate systems. This kind of integration allows for the easy extension of application functionality such...

November 21 Newsletter

November 21 Newsletter

Microservices under the Microscope What are they exactly and how can you use them to work to your advantage? Are they for IT teams to build new applications enabling specific functions for the ease of processes? Or to balance projects? Or do they allow distributed...

October 21 Newsletter

October 21 Newsletter

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Connectors, wrappers & plugins With the emergence of APIs, there are a plethora of wrapped connections to all the major 3rd party platforms. But what if you need something more? What...

September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

This month we'll look at how low-code platforms can aid business process management. Workflow tools and low-code platforms may seem unrelated with no common ground, however, Linx is often used in tandem with BPM in enterprise technology circles to easily add...

August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

This month we take a deep dive into how we built a shared service that handles the generation and storage of access tokens for multiple 3rd-party systems. If you use the big tech providers (Google, Github, Salesforce, etc) and need to authenticate your service daily,...

July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter

Parker Harris, the co-founder of Salesforce, has recently been quoted as saying "Just because it's possible to write code, doesn't mean you should write code." Pro-code and low-code are not mutually exclusive. Even with low code platforms custom logic, or pro code, is...

June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Monthly Mix is out. This month we share our most popular integration tutorials and, as usual, our latest news, product updates and industry articles.  FEATURED ARTICLEIntegrating With Microsoft Graph API   Microsoft Graph is a...

APIs vs Microservices

APIs vs Microservices

If you work in the world of software, chances are you’ve most likely heard about microservices and the buzz around them. They have become incredibly popular in today’s tech industry, but there tends to be some confusion between them and another buzz word - APIs. So...

What is a REST API?

What is a REST API?

If you’ve ever tried working with data online, chances are you’ve noticed the transactional nature of the internet. You click a link, watch a video, publish a Tweet, and in the background a range of systems communicate in milliseconds. If you’ve looked into how these...

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Monthly Mix is out. Enjoy the best of our content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  INTEGRATION ZONESalesforce's REST API    Linx allows you to connect and integrate your Salesforce data with other...

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Monthly Mix is out. Enjoy the best of our content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  FEATURED ARTICLEWhatsapp? Testing your Messenger Server Web Service using Swagger   Last month we showed you how to...

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

We love using Linx for building APIs, so this month we're sharing the best of our API content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  FROM THE BLOGBest Tools to Build Your API Design. Build. Implement. Host - Discover our collection of tools and...

February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

The Monthly Mix is here again. Catch up on our collection of software development news, product updates and industry articles.  FROM THE BLOGBuilding an API? Use Low-code! As companies become increasingly talent-strapped, APIs are helping spur a low-code movement to...

January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to 2021! We're sharing the best of our content, including news, product updates and industry articles.  FEATURED ARTICLEWhatsapp? How to Create a Messaging Server in Low-Code   With the changing demands in messaging apps, we'll show how to build...

State of the API, 2020

State of the API, 2020

Key takeaways from the annual Postman and Smartbear reports Every year, Postman surveys industry members to get a picture of the API industry — to understand who is working with APIs, how they are getting their work done, and where they see the industry going. More...

December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

As 2020 draws to an end, we're sharing our most-read articles for the year. Enjoy!   A Dummies Guide to Building APIs in Low-codeMicroservices Under the MicroscopeLow-Code: Future or Fad? A Simple Guide to Planning API RoadmapsREST API...

November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

The Monthly Mix is here again.  Catch up on our collection of software development news, product updates and industry articles.  LINX BLOG The Rise of Low-code Development Agility, speed, cost. It is no surprise then that businesses are increasingly turning to...

Top tips for faster development

Top tips for faster development

Tips and tricks from a developer’s experience that you can apply to make your own Linx solution cleaner and easier to maintain and understand. The amount of code in a complex application is enormous. Thousands of lines of code, hundreds of methods and classes means...

October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

The Monthly Mix is here again. Catch up on our collection of software development news, product updates and industry articles.  LINX BLOG Is Low-code the Simple Answer to Complex Problems? More and more developers are turning to low-code platforms as they continue to...

September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

The Monthly Mix is here again. See what's new in the world of low-code software development. LINX BLOG Low-code is no myth for busy IT departments More and more developers are turning to low-code platforms as they continue to solve highly complex programming...

August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

The Monthly Mix is here again. Catch up on our collection of software development news, product updates and our articles.  LINX BLOG High-level coding in low-code More and more developers are turning to low-code platforms as they continue to impress by...

July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to our first-ever monthly newsletter; The Monthly Mix - a collection of all our news, product updates and our most popular articles.  5 Reasons Why You Need Low-code Computer programming the traditional way involves an expert coder with very specific...

Process Flows: From Input to Output

Process Flows: From Input to Output

Code is the backbone of most software programs and applications. Each line of code serves as an instruction—a logical, step-by-step mechanism for computers, servers, and other machines to perform an action. In computer programming, there are different levels of code....

Coding at a High Level with Low Code

Coding at a High Level with Low Code

How does low-code development fit into the bigger scheme of computer programming code? API Code is the backbone of most software programs and applications. Each line of code serves as an instruction—a logical, step-by-step mechanism for computers, servers, and other...

The Best BaaS Tools to Accelerate Backend Development

The Best BaaS Tools to Accelerate Backend Development

If you’ve been working in IT development for any period of time, you likely have discovered that there are a number of routine tasks that take up a considerable amount of your time. You are often working under tight time-frames and/or under a budget. You may have...

5 Tools to Automate Workflows

5 Tools to Automate Workflows

Competition in the modern global marketplace demands automated workflows wherever they’re possible. This means the replacement or supplementation of human resources across many different fields. This can be difficult for the inexperienced to adopt, but luckily there...

Xero API OAuth2.0 Plugin

Xero API OAuth2.0 Plugin

New Xero API plugin with OAuth 2.0 makes it easier for businesses to connect with apps, advisors, and financial institutions. Staying up to date places a high demand on IT professionals and developers available resources. This year is no different. Time is running out...

Making ABC of AWS for Faster Development

Making ABC of AWS for Faster Development

It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow. The new Amazon plugins integrate Linx with the AWS ecosystem, providing a reliable low-code connection between AWS and commonly used programmatic functions, services, external applications and...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Jumpstart your Application Development

[INFOGRAPHIC] Jumpstart your Application Development

Today’s enterprises need effective, business-oriented applications, faster than ever before, that can keep pace with rapidly-changing market, uses and technologies. The problem with this traditional IT methodology is that it is slow. Application design requires...

Sending Email with Gmail

Sending Email with Gmail

Gmail has additional layers of security, you will need to complete the following steps to have your email delivered.  Below is a quick guide to setting up a Gmail account as your preferred sending address when using email within Linx. 1. In your Gmail...

[ROAD TEST] Traditional vs. Low-code Development

[ROAD TEST] Traditional vs. Low-code Development

Low-code development platforms like Linx enable users to automate processes, integrate software, build APIS and create applications faster and more cost-effectively. They do this by offering a selection of pre-coded, reusable functions and services. These functions...

Smart Teams use RAD Tools. Isn’t Time you Did Too?

Smart Teams use RAD Tools. Isn’t Time you Did Too?

Create code automatically. Build prototypes at lightning speed. Boost your Development and IT teams’ productivity, speed and agility. Prove ROI fast. Rapid application development (RAD) tools are an answer to prayer for many busy developers and IT managers. They are...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Low-Code for IT Professionals

[INFOGRAPHIC] Low-Code for IT Professionals

One of the biggest challenges of the modern IT department is how to get the rest of the business to work cohesively with them. Most companies struggle with communication, agreement and tactics when it comes to designing, securing, and implementing new technology....

5 Tips to Overcome System Integration Challenges

5 Tips to Overcome System Integration Challenges

Almost every business unit uses some type of specialist software to increase their own productivity and collaboration.  This is great for individual teams, but not for the company as a whole. It results in information silos across the business, which lead to...

The Rise of Low-code API Development

The Rise of Low-code API Development

Low-code development is the new quick win for an over-worked IT department The low-code, or rapid application development platform (RAD), is growing in popularity among busy IT teams. The reality is that organizations of all sizes must find new ways to increase...