The System Design Cheat Sheet: API Styles - REST, GraphQL, WebSocket, Webhook, RPC/gRPC, SOAPby@gavr
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The System Design Cheat Sheet: API Styles - REST, GraphQL, WebSocket, Webhook, RPC/gRPC, SOAP

by Aleksandr Gavrilenko14mOctober 24th, 2023
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API architecture refers to the set of rules, protocols, and tools that dictate how software components should interact. The architecture of an API is not just about facilitating communication; it's also about ensuring that this communication is efficient, secure, and scalable. A well-designed API architecture can significantly enhance the performance of a system, while a poorly designed one can lead to bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and maintenance nightmares.
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