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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...

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...

[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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...