Fran Mendez

Founder at AsyncAPI Initiative & Director Of Engineering @getpostman

Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative and Director Of Engineering at Postman. He’s a software engineer with a strong focus on event-driven APIs and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.

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Designing Event-Driven Architectures Using the AsyncAPI Specification

In the world of REST APIs, we're used to having a great variety of tools and specifications (Swagger, OpenAPI, RAML). This has enabled us to automate the generation of documentation portals, code, and also led to a bunch of excellent API management services like Apigee, Mulesoft, Kong, and many more.  

On the contrary, the world of event-driven architectures hasn't received much love until recently. With the growth of technologies like Kafka or RabbitMQ and architectures like microservices, organizations are starting to adopt event-driven architectures more and more.  

In this session, we'll go through the key points we learned about APIs and apply them to the event-driven or asynchronous APIs (yes, they're APIs too.) AsyncAPI instead of OpenAPI/Swagger, AMQP/MQTT/Kafka instead of HTTP, and publish/subscribe instead of request/response.  

At the end of the talk, you would have learned how to document, code, and test your event-driven architecture.


Tuesday Nov 9 / 11:10AM EST (40 minutes)


API Architecture


Event Driven ArchitectureAPIAsync

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