Organizations embrace micro-services and event-driven APIs in their technology platforms to try to achieve the promise of greater agility, increased innovation, and more autonomy for their development teams. However, after the initial success, it is not unusual for organizations to face difficulties when they try to scale their distributed platforms. At this point, with the increase in scale, questions about API consistency, evolution, discoverability and observability become critical, and, at the same time, increasingly difficult to answer for organizations managing API landscapes with hundreds of APIs and event streams.
AsyncAPI is gaining traction in the ecosystem of API tools. It solves an important problem: it provides a convenient way of describing the interface of event-driven systems independently of the underlying technology. With AsyncAPI, evented systems can be treated as any other API product: a productizable and reusable, self-describing building block encapsulating some set of data and capabilities. AsyncAPI also provides an essential component required to develop tooling taking advantage of a way of describing a standard interface for the asynchronous API in order to support the full development cycle of the evented system.
API and metadata enthusiast. Working as Architect at MuleSoft, a Salesforce Company