49 episodes

We believe that digital transformation efforts make companies and communities more resilient.

In the API Resilience podcast you'll listen to guests from industry leading API teams sharing their views about the current trends of the API economy. We also bring you insights that your API team will be able to use, and even explain to your management on how APIs can help your company cope, resurge, and thrive during and after this pandemic.

The host is Kristof Van Tomme.

API Resilience Pronovix

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We believe that digital transformation efforts make companies and communities more resilient.

In the API Resilience podcast you'll listen to guests from industry leading API teams sharing their views about the current trends of the API economy. We also bring you insights that your API team will be able to use, and even explain to your management on how APIs can help your company cope, resurge, and thrive during and after this pandemic.

The host is Kristof Van Tomme.

    Constructive criticality: the intersection of residuality theory and business strategy - Discussion with Barry O’Reilly

    Constructive criticality: the intersection of residuality theory and business strategy - Discussion with Barry O’Reilly

    The key to successful architecture isn’t the beautiful design with the perfect abstractions; it is more about knowing what can go wrong and where the fragile areas are. In this episode, Barry O’Reilly (Founder at Black Tulip Technology) shares his experience as an architect with Kristof Van Tomme and points out how residuality theory can help us better understand our industry. 

    They discuss topics like the three problems with software architecture, how residuality theory deals with these struggles, and how business strategy is a similar area. In their discussion, they also touch upon the field of LLMs.  



    References and further resources:


    An Introduction to Residuality Theory - Barry O'Reilly (YouTube video)


    @technologytulip


    Residues: Time, Change, and Uncertainty in Software Architecture by Barry O’Reilly


    The technical and social contracts of APIs - Discussion with Marsh Gardiner (API Resilience podcast episode)


    AI The Docs event by Pronovix 


    The Open Interface Web: Declaring Interfaces For An Open & Accessible World (Pronovix blog)


    Cause, Effect, and the Structure of the Social World by Megan T. Stevenson


    Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms by Mark Spitznagel

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The technical and social contracts of APIs - Discussion with Marsh Gardiner

    The technical and social contracts of APIs - Discussion with Marsh Gardiner

    The way we think about the future of APIs can take many different forms. In this episode, Marsh Gardiner and Kristof Van Tomme approach the subject from several angles. They discuss questions like: Why can we say that APIs are interface utilities? How does the network effect work? Can we call APIs infrastructure?




    Marsh's #APIFutures post: https://sociotechnical.org/archive/evolving-api-product-thinking/
    Kristof's #APIFutures post: https://pronovix.com/articles/apis-are-interface-utilities
    CNCF platform engineering working group's maturity model: https://tag-app-delivery.cncf.io/whitepapers/platform-eng-maturity-model/
    Blog post about Moonwalk: https://www.openapis.org/blog/2023/12/06/openapi-moonwalk-2024
    Find Marsh on Mastodon or LinkedIn
    API Resilience podcast with Kenny Baas-Schwegler (Wardley mapping)
    API Resilience podcast with Jabe Bloom, Part 1 (three economies)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Boundaries and interfaces - Conversation with Koichi Shiroma

    Boundaries and interfaces - Conversation with Koichi Shiroma

    In this episode, Koichi Shiroma (Principal Consultant) narrates his journey of how his team implemented an interface portal. With Kristof Van Tomme, they discuss what can be the business drivers for interface portals and what obstacles one has to overcome during the implementation.

    Resources:


    https://pronovix.com/articles/apis-are-interface-utilities
    https://www.amazon.com/Books-Alicia-Juarrero/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAlicia+Juarrero

    • 52 min
    Complex systems, generative AI and affordance-centric APIs - Conversation with Michael Hibay and Mike Amundsen

    Complex systems, generative AI and affordance-centric APIs - Conversation with Michael Hibay and Mike Amundsen

    In this episode, Michael Hibay (API Platform Architect at WSFS Bank) and Mike Amundsen (Amundsen,com, Inc.) deep dive into the topic of hypermedia, complex systems, Domain Driven Design, and generative AI. They explore the questions of what hypermedia API is, what an API affordance catalog can be, and how language models can be applied on the client’s side. 



    Additional Sources: 


    Design and Build Great Web APIs: Robust, Reliable, and Resilient by Mike Amundsen


    I pledge to do no harm with your data by Michael Hibay


    3 Ideas On AI Readiness, The Role of APIs and Developer Portals In Generative AI Systems by Kristof Van Tomme

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The world of Kubernetes and APIs - Conversation with Viktor Farcic

    The world of Kubernetes and APIs - Conversation with Viktor Farcic

    Why can we treat Kubernetes as an open standard that enables computing to become a utility? In this episode, Viktor Farcic (Developer Advocate at Upbound) explains why we can say that Kubernetes is an extensible API, and highlights that an API has no tangible usefulness by itself. With Kristof Van Tomme, they also deep dive into the fundamentals of a good portal.Further Resource:


    DevOps Toolkit YouTube channel



    The API Resilience Podcast is powered by Pronovix. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    What does “good” look like to you? - Conversation with Chris McDermott, Part 2

    What does “good” look like to you? - Conversation with Chris McDermott, Part 2

    The final installment of the Complexity series ends this collection of interviews on a high note. In this episode, we dive deeper into the practical application of social practice theory, the optimization of transformative processes, and the value of maturity with the help of our guest, Chris McDermott (Lean Agile Coach & Principal Consultant at Contextualise) and hosts Kristof van Tomme (CEO and co-founder at Pronovix) and Marc Burgauer (Principal Consultant and Co-founder at Contextualise).

    • 1 hr 2 min

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