As the microservices approach is becoming more prevalent in application development, API operations, or API Ops, is increasingly being recognized as a requisite skill amongst enterprise and startups.
Microservices architecture breaks down services and assets into discrete, composable units. And they use APIs to communicate and connect with each other. Which in turn means dev teams are needing to build up their API design and creation skills (which requires testing and other ops tasks), as well as outsource functionality like security.
It also requires an API gateway service to manage the flow of APIs between and from an internal-to-external environment, and all of this needs testing tools that can map how the APIs call and respond to make sure there are no glitches in the flow of the microservices composability.
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