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Craig Hughes

What event are you waiting for?

In one of my previous articles, the Hollywood Principle, I introduced the concept of an event-driven architecture. This is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce hig

14 Dec 2018
Banking Architecture
Craig Hughes

Nouns and Verbs in the world of APIs

Please note that this is a little more technical than my previous articles – sometimes I need to let my inner-geek out. Simply because RESTful APIs are based on resources and use the HTTP verbs (GET...

07 Dec 2018
API
Craig Hughes

Turkey Talk and APIs

A good friend of mine was out walking his dog in the countryside the other day. After a while, his dog noticed some turkeys in the adjacent field, and being a dog, decided to investigate. This involv

30 Nov 2018
API
Craig Hughes

APIs and the Abstraction of Cars

In 2010, for the first time in history, we registered over a billion passenger cars on our roads, globally. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be 2.5 billion cars on our roads! Clearly, cars ar

09 Nov 2018
API
Craig Hughes

API Security: Who has the right key?

Everyone has at least one set of keys; don’t they? You can recognize your keys and you make sure you take them wherever you go. Look at each key on your keyring and you know which door or cabinet it

01 Nov 2018
API
Craig Hughes

API Orchestration or Choreography, what’s your choice?

Have you’ve ever visited India? How did you cope with the traffic there? It’s clearly different to the regular, organized approach we are used to in Europe. After spending a couple of days in Bangalo

17 Oct 2018
API
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