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Craig Hughes

Should APIs be Pre-made or Deli style?

I was out looking for a sandwich for lunch the other day and found myself faced by two options; I could either go to the convenience store and pick up a pre-made sandwich or go to the deli and have o

10 Oct 2018
API
Craig Hughes

Most of us think we know what an API is but cannot seem to agree on what an API should be

The general consensus amongst API providers is that we should build reusable APIs, but consumers want more - they want an API that gives them everything they need. These tactics challenge one another

30 Sep 2018
API
Craig Hughes

Making Coffee - to explain APIs and Domains

I was invited to a meeting recently, to explain APIs and why they are important for our digital blueprint. I had no idea who the audience was nor their level of understanding of the basics of APIs. S

11 Sep 2018
Banking Architecture
Craig Hughes

The Hollywood Principle

Inversion of Control: Don't call us, we'll call you. Remember when you were a child, going on a long trip with your parents. Remember the frustration; “Are we there yet?”, “Are we there yet?” Now, as

09 Sep 2018
Banking Architecture
Craig Hughes

The Butterfly Effect

We are currently doing some domain driven design to understand our primary business domains and identify the appropriate core APIs required. This is an exciting yet daunting time - some domains look

06 Sep 2018
Banking Architecture