Should I use in-house or SaaS tools to develop APIs?

My Post121.jpgIt’s perfectly viable to approach API development using either in-house or SaaS-provided tooling, but each path has its place. Learn how to choose between these two methods.

Many of today’s software teams are faced with this question: Should you develop APIs with your own in-house tools, or use third-party SaaS API development tools? Ultimately, your choice probably won’t impact the intended features or capabilities of the API — it’s just a matter of the preferred platform in which to write that API.

 

An API is an interface that allows external programs to use services an underlying application provides, but still shields the underlying application from outside users. Typically, developers don’t develop APIs using the same language or format used in the associated application. For instance, many APIs operate over the internet by design. They employ a conventional HTTPseries of GET, POST, PUT, DELETE and other HTTP methods based on languages such as Python.It might make perfect sense to develop APIs on premises when the API can use existing software development toolchains, processes and staff. The additional costs and learning curves associated with outside API services may simply not be worth it. – Read More

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