One of the most important ideas in the world of software engineering is the concept of loose coupling. In a loosely coupled design, components are independent, and changes in one will not affect the operation of others. This approach offers optimal flexibility and reusability when components are added, replaced, or modified. Conversely, a tightly coupled design means that components tend to be interdependent. Changes in a single component can have a system wide impact, with unanticipated and undesirable effects.Continue reading “The importance of loose coupling in REST API design”
DreamFactory has had support for Logstash since version 2.3 for our Gold Tier version. Elastic makes some great tools to support very robust logging. Incorporating Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana into your powerful, scalable DreamFactory instance is a no brainer, especially for users who have a lot of data being pushed and pulled through various endpoints. This will make the lives of your admins so much easier with the amount of detail they can grab to troubleshoot issues. Continue reading “How To Configure An ELK Stack With DreamFactory”
Chuck Norris Joke Enthusiasts Trust DreamFactory to Automate APIs
Thanks to amusing Chuck Norris API database site The Internet Chuck Norris Database, you can have some fun and keep the Chuck Norris jokes flowing. With the help of DreamFactory and our API automation tools, you will always have life-changing insights making those around you just a bit more intelligent, good looking and successful. Who doesn’t need to understand such nuggets as:
Contrary to popular belief, the Titanic didn’t hit an iceberg. The ship was off course and ran into Chuck Norris while he was doing the backstroke across the Atlantic.
A bunch of DreamFactory employees will be out and about in April, looking to meet up with customers and developers to chat about our up and coming platform changes.
DreamFactory 2.12 has shipped! 2.12 has a bunch of great new features, including support for Bitbucket and Git services, beta support for MemSQL, and the ability to disable date and time types formatting when there are no translations configured. You can get the DreamFactory 2.12 release now from Bitnami or GitHub. Here’s what’s new: Continue reading “DreamFactory 2.12 adds Bitbucket Support for Git Services”
DreamFactory supports all kinds of authentication schemes out of the box, including traditional native authentication (managing users and passwords in its own database), OAuth 1.0 and OAuth 2.0, as well as OpenID Connect and SAML 2.0. While these options cover most authentication scenarios, there are situations where none of these solutions work. For these cases, DreamFactory 2.11 includes an alternate user authentication feature that allows you to use your own database and user table for DreamFactory user authentication.
DreamFactory 2.11 now supports AMQP. As you may know, AMQP stands for Advanced Message Queuing Protocol. DreamFactory’s AMQP client service is an implementation of the AMQP-0-9-1 Protocol. With this service you can now use DreamFactory as an AMQP client for your projects. Once you’ve configured the AMQP client service in DreamFactory, you can easily publish messages to exchange and consume messages from queues using REST APIs. We’ve tested this service with RabbitMQ.