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Microservices are small independent services and are loosely coupled. Each service is responsible for one business logic development.
If you are building an eCommerce system built on micro-services then it is possible that for API generation you are using PHP. But for notification and order generation you are using Node.js. Also for the search, you are using elastic.
It is not mandatory that the complete tech stack should be based on one server-side technology. Unlike the monolithic system where the code base and stack are the same for all business services.
Modern APIs development is based on two protocols:
- SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)
- REST (Representational State Transfer)
REST-based APIs are more popular nowadays. Which are supported by HTTP standards, which means it can be fetched and managed by URL and return JSON which is easy to render on any interface – web or mobile.
All of our native mobile applications and headless development use REST-based APIs. Also not limited to those who are using REST APIs in web/eCommerce development and PIM development as well.
GraphQL is another API query language nowadays which is getting popular very. GraphQL is useful for large applications and especially in headless development.
Role of API
API role is enormous no modern tech stack is possible without API. You can find various examples of APIs in every day, for example:
API (Application Programming Interface) is the core of any modern infrastructure from the web to mobile, from ERP to CRM. APIs play a very major role.
API’s role is increasing day by day even modern web infrastructure is heading more toward headless architecture and microservices architecture.
The headless system is also useful for building PWA apps and multichannel apps. For example, if you are running your PWA Magento website and mobile apps, the same API is helpful for web frontend and native mobile app development.
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Multi-vendor extension for Magento works very well. Customized API made on-demand very quickly. Thank you!
Lucia TudoseSenior OSS Specialist, Nokia
The Application Programming Interface or API is a set of guidelines, specifications or requirements that allow software or app to use another app, network or computer features for better services. In short, it’s something that allows apps to connect.
An API, or application programming interface, is a communication mechanism by which various applications share data between them easily and seamlessly. Most software vendors include developer APIs, like eCommerce software providers, to make it easy for their applications to connect with other systems.
APIs help to connect multiple platforms. You can, for example, integrate your eCommerce website with the account of a shipping company and import your orders and shipment details. This way, on one platform, you can streamline your shipping operations. It works as an extendable platform that enhanced security, reusability, and scalability.
For eCommerce, an API is the perfect distribution method. An eCommerce API is a fairly straightforward set of eCommerce features exposed through the API. This involves at the very least, cart, checkout, payments, and orders. Or in other terms, a way to shop on the eCommerce pages to break down the basic eCommerce features.
Without having to know what is going on under the hood, APIs allow you to connect with the logic. This is perfect for eCommerce websites because you need to access a lot of logic, but at the same time, you don’t want to have to deal with the difficulty that all this logic supports.