Low Code, No Code APIs

Explore low-code/no-code API tools in our newsletter, featuring reviews and insights on tools like Supabase, Retool, n8n, and Appwrite for efficient development.

Low Code, No Code APIs

In this issue of our newsletter, we will focus on low-code and no-code APIs. Phil has written some fantastic articles over the last month, and I highly recommend you check out his review of different no-code and low-code API tools.

Developers can give low-code and no-code tools a harsh dismissal. Some will say tools like this are for start-ups without tech founders or testing out an MVP. I find many of these tools amazing, and they grow with your needs while also automating away grunt work. Sure, they are not suitable for everyone or every situation. A counter to using these tools tends to be scale issues. The reality is that not many places need the scale and customization of FANG-size companies.

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Phil touches on Firebase in his article, a tremendous low-code tool, but have you checked out Supabase, the open-source alternative? I would never pick Supabase based on its no vendor lock-in marketing line; we always lock ourselves into something. However, it has some fantastic features: auto-generated APIs, Auth, Edge Functions, etc. Honestly, I love Supabase and would recommend it again and again.


You may know Retool as a low-code solution for building admin portals; however, they now have a workflow feature. You can visually create workflows based on any data source, connecting API's and other third-party apps. Retool now offers many low-code solutions, not just an admin portal builder anymore.


An open-source node-based workflow automation tool. Users can automate tasks and integrate various applications and services using a visual workflow editor. n8n has a tone of features, can connect to almost anything and has excellent community support.


Another fantastic low-code tool like Supabase is Appwrite, an open-source tool that allows you to build backends quickly. It gives you databases, authentication, storage and more. It helps you create REST, Graph and real-time APIs for connecting to your server. Honestly, why build anything when you can just use Appwrite?

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Strap in for a great read. Phil gives a breakdown of some great low-code and no-code tools. Covering Headless CMSs and no-code Application Platforms and then moving on to low-code tools like AWS Amplify, Strapi and Firebase. It is a fantastic dive into some of the best tools in the space available.

Utilize AI for API Governance with LintGPT

Phil walks us through the latest tool from Optic, LintGPT. Linting with style guides is a great way to keep your API spec in shape. With LintGPT, you can define powerful rules by giving it human readable prompts instead of writing long, messy rules yourself.

🎙️ Kiota: Microsoft's solution for managing SDK codegen for an API with 20,000 endpoints

On this episode of the podcast, Phil has a chat with Darrel Miller and Vincent Biret from Microsoft's Graph API team. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss Kiota, Microsoft's API-wrangling toolset which was born from a need to manage 20,000 endpoints on their Graph API's v1 endpoint.

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Webhooks & Callbacks in OpenAPI/Swagger

Nolan Sullivan has written a great article on best practices for callbacks and webhooks in OpenAPI. See how they can enhance a REST API with these tools and how to describe them in OpenAPI. Thanks for sharing in our Slack community, Sagar.

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