February 26, 2024

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today i am looking for A recent acquisition demonstrates the push for more resilient APIs. Also this week, a recent funding round added nuance to the market for substance abuse treatment startups. — anna

Elastic API

Creating and distributing APIs may soon become easier: early-stage startup Speakeasy is working on just that.

“We started by solving a problem that was important to me as a developer, and I face it myself a lot, and it really dramatically simplifies the way developers deliver APIs to end users,” its CEO Sagar Batchu told TechCrunch’s Ron Miller.

However, large companies with more than 5,000 developers are already battling API sprawl, according to a survey by API-supporting platform Postman. 2023 State of API Report. Thirty-one percent of respondents at these large companies cited “managing too many APIs or microservices” as a barrier to production APIs, compared to 23 percent of all respondents.

It’s not hard to see how this finding relates to Postman’s recently announced acquisition and upcoming integration of API observability startup Akita Software. “The addition of Akita will make Easier than ever for users manage their production APIs, even in the face of API sprawl,” said its press release.

According to Akita founder Jean Yang, the rise of APIs has fundamentally changed Software development process. “Increasingly, testing has moved to production. Expected behavior is now based on observed behavior. More and more, the only way for teams to know what’s going on is to check out production. We need new tools to meet the needs of developers: not just for building the first draft of software, but for debugging, maintenance, and the nth draft,” she wrote in the announcement.

Relatedly, chaos engineering may no longer be the sole domain of site reliability engineers.