Rising Above the Clouds: Cloudflare Leveled Up

Discover cutting-edge API trends, Cloudflare's updates, Zuplo's growth, AI in testing, and new developments in Node and cloud technology in this week's newsletter.

Rising Above the Clouds: Cloudflare Leveled Up

I'll be up front: this suggestion won't be for everyone, nor will it be the right choice for most. However, while we are all deploying solutions across AWS, Azure and other providers, Cloudflare has come out swinging.

Recently, I have been building full-stack web applications and APIs using workers and pages. Cloudflare's suite of tools and services makes getting an idea off the ground easy, as you no longer think about infrastructure. You get to focus on your API and what it does; that's it. Local development easily replicates the deployed environment thanks to their wrangler/mini flare tools. If you are curious about workers, the Cloudflare team were recently on the Syntax podcast, and it offers a good intro.

The API Round-Up

Our monthly round-up of articles, news and updates from APIs You Won't Hate and around the web.

Zuplo's $9M Raise

Zuplo announced a $9M seed raise led by Trilogy Equity Partners, aiming to revolutionize API management. Zuplo makes API management a breeze and offers high availability across global data centres. I love that they have taken edge computing into account here and made deploying to Earth easy. Honestly, the tagline Get Stripe quality documentation sold me. Go check them out.

Build Better APIs with AI-powered Testing Tools

Stoplight gives us a gentle walkthrough of using AI-powered tools to level up our testing. Even though the constant hype around AI can be grating, there are some incredible areas where it can be applied and improving tests is one of them.

Milo: A New Node HTTP Parser

Many of our readers use PHP, but Node powers many APIs, as JS is the best language ever conceived 😉. I mean, who doesn't love ['a'] + ['b'] = "ab". I'm getting off-topic. There's a plan to replace the current HTTP parser in Node with a new one written in Rust. Check out Paolo's talk at Vancouver's Node Collab Summit for some rationale behind the move.

Handling a Regional Outage

Gergely Orosz covers how a regional outage is handled by the big three cloud providers: AWS, Azure and GCP. Covering how they dealt with the communication during the incident, details shared and their postmortem. This is a great read that might help you choose a cloud provider for your next API.

APIs You Won't Hate

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Meet Redocly CLI: The Modern OpenAPI Sidekick

Phils seems to be bouncing with excitement as he walks us through the capabilities of the Redocly CLI. Redocly CLI is an open-source tool for working with OpenAPI, handling linting, bundling, documentation and more. For more info, give Phil's post a read.

Comparing Swagger CLI, JSON Schema Ref Parser, and Redocly CLI, Phil shows us how they stack up against each other. If you read the above article, it's no surprise that Phil picked Redocly and is now deprecating Swagger CLI.

Podcast: Catching up with Danny Sheridan from Fern

In this episode of APIs You Won't Hate (the podcast), cohost Mike Bifulco has a chat with Fern's CEO and cofounder Danny. Since their last chat early in 2023, Fern has continued to release updates across their product stack: their ambitious and slick client library SDK codegen product, and their new docs site generator.

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Proving API exploitability with Burp Collaborator

Dana walks us through using Burp Collaborator to find vulnerabilities in API's. Dana always hits us with an exciting blog that leaves you with some new skills. Thank you for sharing.

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