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APIdays: Scaling the API Economy with Scale-Free Networks

Understand possible solutions to potential scaling issues in the API economy

Understand possible solutions to potential scaling issues in the API economy
 

In this presentation from APIdays San Francisco 2013, Layer 7 Principal API Architect Mike Amundsen argues that the hub-based way many Web APIs are built runs counter to a fundamental property of the Web and this could cause problems for scaling the API economy.

With the number of devices accessing API-based resources growing at an incredible rate, measure will have to be taken to avoid “scale-pocalypse”. The presentation explains the role node-based “scale-free networks” will play in the solution.