API Reliability News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com
Why You Should Never Shut Down Your API Servers (unless you absolutely have to) (2017-05-16) www.apiscience.com
Load Balancing a Dynamic Infrastructure with NGINX, Chef, and Consul (2017-05-22) www.nginx.com
What’s Your Quality (ok, uptime) (2017-05-23) medium.com
Why you should follow the robustness principle in your APIs (2017-05-25) engineering.klarna.com
Robustness principle (2017-05-25) www.wikiwand.com
The 4 Golden Signals of API Health (2017-05-30) info.netsil.com
GitHub’s new zero downtime goal is off to a rocky start (2017-05-31) thenextweb.com
Microservices Patterns With Envoy Proxy, Part II: Timeouts and Retries (2017-06-01) developers.redhat.com
Importing Historical Data from Yahoo Finance following the API Crash — R code (2017-06-01) medium.com
High Availability for NGINX Plus on AWS with keepalived and Elastic IP Address (2017-06-02) www.nginx.com
Best Practices for API Error Handling (2017-06-15) nordicapis.com
Event Hubs Auto (2017-06-15) azure.microsoft.com
Deploying NGINX Plus as a Highly Available AWS Load Balancer (2017-06-16) www.nginx.com
People trust Amazon with their personal data more than other major tech companies (AMZN) (2017-06-20) www.businessinsider.com
What happened to the Yahoo Finance API? (2017-06-23) medium.com
Service Discovery on OpenShift Using Multicast (2017-06-29) blog.openshift.com
Shields.io: Quality metadata badges for open source projects (2017-07-06) shields.io
Introducing double opt (2017-07-07) blog.statuspage.io
Introducing double opt (2017-07-07) blog.statuspage.io
Avoiding Garbage In – Garbage Out: Improving Administrative Data Quality for Research (2017-07-09) thegovlab.org
Principles of Chaos Engineering (2017-07-26) principlesofchaos.org
GitHub goes down — and takes developer productivity with it (2017-07-31) techcrunch.com
How CircleCI Processes 4.5 Million Builds Per Month (2017-07-31) circleci.com
Designing for Scale: Part 3—Scaling Under Stress (2017-08-01) blog.newrelic.com
ChAP: Chaos Automation Platform – Netflix TechBlog – Medium (2017-08-01) medium.com
Why We Should Care About Bad Data (2017-08-02) thegovlab.org
How to Handle Planned Downtime for Your API (2017-08-02) zapier.com
Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation (2017-08-07) hosted.ap.org
Why Is Getting Clean Article and Product Data So Damn Hard? (2017-08-07) blog.diffbot.com
Beyond Google SRE: What is Site Reliability Engineering like at Medium? (2017-08-08) medium.com
Load Balancing for NGINX Plus with WURFL InFuze (2017-08-22) www.nginx.com
Site Reliability Engineering Is a Kind of Magic (2017-08-30) thenewstack.io
Mashape Proxy Outage September 7th, 2017 (2017-09-07) blog.rapidapi.com
Adding Resiliency to Handle Registry Outages in Codeship Pro (2017-09-28) blog.codeship.com
Steady Improvement (2017-10-03) apimetrics.io
What Is Federated Load Balancing and Why Should You Care? (2017-10-05) admin.dyn.com
Mitigating replication lag and reducing read load with freno (2017-10-12) githubengineering.com
A Cache is Fast: Enhancing our API with Redis (2017-10-16) medium.com
Ensure Your Site Performs for Peak Traffic (2017-10-17) blog.loadimpact.com
Load (2017-10-23) blogs.cisco.com
Kentik Detect for Kentik Site Reliability (2017-10-30) www.kentik.com
The Rise of the Site Reliability Engineer (2017-10-30) blog.newrelic.com
Applying principles of chaos engineering to AWS Lambda with latency injection (2017-11-06) medium.com
How Chaos Engineering Can Bring Stability to Your Distributed Systems (2017-11-06) thenewstack.io
Destiny 2 API Not Working Correctly (2017-11-28) mmoexaminer.com
Local and Global Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus and Cedexis (2017-11-28) www.nginx.com
Going SLO: Service Level Agreements and Service Level Objectives (2017-12-06) apimetrics.io
Outages & Transparency (2017-12-07) medium.com
Bitcoin exchanges suffer outages (2017-12-12) www.ft.com
The Pros and Cons of Database Scaling Options (2017-12-22) dzone.com
Network Reliability Engineering in 2018 (2017-12-23) dzone.com
What Breaks APIs? (2018-01-17) www.i-programmer.info
Configuration Tales: Protecting a Flaky API Server (2018-02-02) dzone.com
Designing a Mission (2018-02-06) medium.com
Chaos Engineering using Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (2018-02-19) medium.com
The case when HTTP threatens the Database (2018-02-24) medium.com
Alexa is down, and everyone is making Super Bowl jokes (2018-03-02) mashable.com
Circuit Breaker in Lagom Microservices (2018-03-08) medium.com
Load (2018-03-15) dzone.com
AWS Elastic load balance and CORS issues (2018-04-05) medium.com
Increasing the Resilience of APIs with Chaos Engineering (2018-05-20) www.infoq.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.