API Real Time Building Blocks

As I study the API space, and profile the companies, services, and tooling I come across I'm always looking for the common building blocks in use across API operations. These are derived the features, and valuable elements of API operations, and the companies who are servicing this particular area of the API space.

  • Technology
    • Simple (or Streaming) Text Orientated Messaging Protocol (STOMP) -
    • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) -
    • MQTT -
    • RSS -
    • Atom -
    • JSON -
    • OpenWire -
    • Webhooks -
    • Websockets -
    • Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) -
    • SockJS -
    • PubSubHubbub -
    • Protocol Buffers -
    • Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) -
    • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) -
    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) -
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) -
    • FTP -
    • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) -
    • Server-Sent Events -
    • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) -
    • HTTP Long Polling -
  • Features
    • Presence -
    • Push Notifications -
    • Messaging -
    • Chat -
    • Groups -
    • Search -
    • Scheduling -
    • Multi-Lingual -
    • Offline -
  • Authentication
    • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JaaS) -
    • ACL-Based Authorization -
  • Security
    • Transport Layer Security (TLS) & Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) -
    • Security Rules Language -
  • Management
    • Analytics -
    • Deep Linking -
    • Logging -
    • Rate Limiting -
    • Debugging -
    • Statistics -
  • Geo
    • Geofencing -
    • GeoLocation -
    • Beacon -
  • Architecture
    • Proxy -
    • Compute -
    • Containers -
    • Database -
    • Storage -
    • Content Delivery Network (CDN) -
    • Caching -
    • Compression -
    • Open Source -
    • DNS -
  • SDK
    • Android -
    • IOS -
    • JavaScript -

These building blocks are constantly being added to and reorganized. If there is something you think should be here feel free to let me know. Remember that this represents my living research, and will evolve, expand and actually seed new research areas as I find the time to pay attention to API testing.