Lukas Rosenstock's Blog

2021-09-13: Our book’s pre-release (MEAP) received two more updates since my last post. Now the missing …

2021-08-21: Polywork is a new term that describes the concept of choosing multiple part-time jobs or freelance …

2021-08-16: Path traversal attacks are a typical attack vector that compromises the security of APIs and web …

2021-08-05: I have news to announce regarding the book about designing APIs with OpenAPI and Swagger that …

2021-07-18: Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the idea that every citizen should receive a monthly sum of money …

2021-07-04: Racket is an exciting new social audio platform. Unlike other recently hyped real-time social audio …

2021-06-27: Mishka Orakzai is the founder of thiscodeWorks, a Pinterest-inspired website for developers to share …

2021-06-26: Dominic Duffin’s recent Interintellect salon had the title “Time versus Space: The …

2021-06-20: Browsers restrict API requests to the same origin domain. CORS, or cross-origin-resource-sharing, is …

2021-05-29: Interintellect member Dominic Duffin hosted his first salon. The topic was “Our Spaces on the …

2021-05-03: It’s time for another update on “Designing APIs with Swagger and OpenAPI”, the …

2021-04-28: Performance is a crucial aspect of APIs. Stress testing is one way to determine an API’s …

2021-04-21: With COVID-19 still preventing in-person conferences in most parts of the world, API the Docs …

2021-04-11: Making friends and staying in touch with friends are essential parts of our shared humanity. More …

2021-03-04: Perfectionism is a topic of interest for me, so I was pleased to learn that Anwar Al-Kandari hosts …

2021-02-16: My friend Clo, a user experience designer specializing in mindful design, organized a salon on …

2021-02-13: “What are the Personal CRM setups that different people use to make sense of their …

2021-02-11: On Tuesday, I hosted a meetup on the subject of Personal CRM systems. I believe that digital tools …

2021-01-16: One of the reasons I love APIs is that they provide technology access and empower people to build …

2021-01-10: Yesterday’s post on “Exploration vs. Exploitation” was mostly inspired by my …

2021-01-09: “Exploration” and “Exploitation” are two broad buckets for work-related …

2021-01-04: Stepping away from digital media for some time can be incredibly helpful, and even though I realize …

2021-01-03: Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. The problem is that striving for perfection is not always …

2021-01-02: Happy New Year! We just turned our calendars from 2020 to 2021, hoping that one of the worst years …

2020-11-23: When you’re testing an API, or really any kind of software, functional testing and performance …

2020-11-05: Another API the Docs virtual meetup took place last night, the third one of the second season. …

2020-11-03: API testing and API monitoring are vital parts of a successful API program, just like API design and …

2020-10-15: Releasing an API without any authentication is often a bad idea, but managing users and API keys is …

2020-10-08: The second episode of the second season of the API the Docs virtual meetup series was all about API …

2020-09-27: “System change, not climate change” is one of the banners you can typically see at a …

2020-09-24: Last night, the API the Docs community started their second season of regular virtual events. We had …

2020-09-17: Before the pandemic started, I used to run board game meetups frequently. One of the highlights of …

2020-09-15: Airtable, the spreadsheet-database-hybrid and fan favorite of the no-code community, has announced a …

2020-09-08: I wanted to follow up on my last post about “serial focus” and “parallel …

2020-09-02: It’s time to make an announcement that I’ve been holding back for a while: I’m …

2020-08-30: In my last post, I wrote about micro focus and macro focus, and how I feel I’m good at micro …

2020-08-17: In the realm of productivity, I think there are two types of focus. You could call them “micro …

2020-08-14: As part of CloudObjects, I’m working on phpMAE. The PHP Micro API Engine is an opinionated …

2020-08-12: One of my topics of interest is the future of work. I believe that digital transformation …

2020-08-05: My relationship with social media in general and Twitter, in particular, has been a recurring topic …

2020-07-26: In 2012, Evgeny Morozov wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times titled “The Death of the …

2020-07-24: I’ve struggled a bit with the question of whether I should set up some analytics on my blog …

2020-07-08: Adam DuVander talks a lot about the idea of “signature content”. I recently published my …

2020-07-05: Sometimes people talk about the death of television. Who needs TV when we have Amazon Prime Video? …

2020-07-03: Kin Lane, the API Evangelist, wrote about API providers being API matchmakers. I believe that idea …

2020-06-21: The Interintellect is, according to its Twitter bio, a “global community and talent platform …

2020-06-04: Adam DuVander is a journalist turned developer-focused company content strategist. I recently …

2020-05-31: I’ve been using the Pomodoro technique for most of my work for a couple of years, which has …

2020-05-29: There are various formats to describe data models. One of my favorite approaches is Linked Data …

2020-05-24: Yesterday, I made a little experiment; the first baby step into what is known as a #DigitalDetox or …

2020-05-22: My primary programming language is PHP, which means that I am coding in something that 80% of web …

2020-05-20: I read Stephanie Morillo’s “The Developer’s Guide to Content Creation”, an …

2020-05-15: Last night I joined the Vonage Developer Day live stream for a single presentation, Lauren …

2020-05-10: One of the biggest and most unexpected news from the tech world this week was the acquisition of …

2020-05-08: While going through older stuff saved in Pocket, I found a talk titled “Building A Content …

2020-05-06: There is a lot of buzz around “no-code” tools that empower people to build things …

2020-05-04: It’s May 4th today. Happy Star Wars Day! In case you didn’t know why this is Star Wars …

2020-05-03: In my corner of the Internet (or dare I say “filter bubble”), I’ve seen a lot of …

2020-05-01: It’s May 1st, the start of a new month! It’s also labor day, or worker’s day, or …

2020-04-29: Last night I listened to an episode of the “The Future of Content” podcast 🎧 where Lorna …

2020-04-28: If you are a German and have been on the Internet for more than a few years, you probably remember …

2020-04-26: This blog you’re reading right now exists since March 7, 2018. It is a hosted microblog on the …

2020-04-15: Recently I heard a lot about a new software called Roam Research. According to its website, it is …

2020-04-14: Security is an essential aspect of API design and implementation. And while implementing proper …

2020-04-09: Last night I took part in the first virtual API the Docs edition, where I listened to two great …

2020-04-06: Meetups, events, and conferences remain canceled. That affects API the Docs as well. Just a bit over …

2020-03-16: The new coronavirus is slowing down public life and the economy. At the same time, however, I am …

2020-02-26: The API the Docs conference series is coming back to North America with an edition in Portland on …

2020-02-02: Let’s indulge a bit in nostalgia this weekend. I just remembered one of the websites that I …

2020-01-29: Last week, I’ve published a release of phpMAE and published an announcement post and tutorial …

2020-01-21: I finally managed to push a new release for phpMAE, my open-source PHP-based sandbox for …

2020-01-12: This is my first blog post in 2020, so first of all: Happy New Year! 🎇 The beginning of a new number …

2019-12-18: Today I came across an article by Erik Dietrich called “Learning in a World Where Programming …

2019-11-22: I’m happy to announce that I have launched a new profile website for my freelance consulting …

2019-11-20: Last night I listened to the latest @monday episode in which @macgenie interviewed @ton. It was …

2019-11-14: Right now, I’m sitting on a train en route to Hamburg. A friend and I have tickets for the …

2019-11-12: Recently I’ve encountered the term full-stack freelancer through an article by Tiago Forte on …

2019-11-10: My blog had been on a four-month hiatus during the summer. Since the end of September, I have …

2019-10-29: Good API design is important! And one of the main aspects of any good design (not just for APIs) is …

2019-10-28: When I recently saw the link to a petition for a Fossil Free Facebook, I assumed it was someone …

2019-10-23: Zoho is probably one of the most underrated companies in the tech world. They have amassed a broad …

2019-10-15: A software developer’s job is to write code. That’s the reason people hire them. I …

2019-10-06: While trying to clean out my saved content in Pocket, I came across an article by Evgeny Morozov …

2019-10-02: Next week it’s API the Docs time again. The API conference is coming back to Amsterdam and is …

2019-09-29: I just watched the 4-minute video clip from Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot in which they call for …

2019-09-23: After some months of silence, I’m returning to my blog. And I want to talk about one of the …

2019-06-05: I received an email from Holvi, who provide me with my business bank account. It was a notification …

2019-04-30: I’ve talked and written a lot about the importance of good API design. Now, in my latest guest …

2019-04-29: The Entrepreneur University 2019 Founder Summit On the past weekend, I attended the Founder Summit 2019 in Wiesbaden. Entrepreneur University, led …

2019-02-25: Speakonf 2019 On Saturday I attended the first SpeaKonf in Darmstadt, an unconference specifically for conference …

2019-02-13: After explaining the difference between APIs and microservices in an article for the Stoplight API …

2018-12-05: I’ve observed that sometimes people use the words “API” and …

2018-11-23: Thank you for your interest in my talk Specification-driven API with OpenAPI! I have now uploaded …

2018-11-22: Tonight I will be at the bits, bytes & bier #3 meetup in the FinTecSystems office in Linden near …

2018-11-15: Thanks to everyone who was at my talk Specification-driven API vs. Technical Writers. If you want to …

2018-11-15: I’m at this year’s tekom conference and fair, also known as tcworld18, and I’m …

2018-11-08: I’m on a train right now on my way to London. I’ll be attending the API the Docs London …