It is 2018, and far too many API designs still start with their data model. This inward focus, turned external, aligns poorly with integrator expectations. Mike Amundsen breaks a blog silence to remind folks of that modeling actions, not data, is a fundamental design necessity.

In other news, Tom Wilkie provides a compelling methodology for microservice performance metrics. Jimmy Bogard covers acres of ground in his Microservices FAQ. Finally there's a heaping ton of free, downloadable resources for those looking for long-form reading.

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