During 2021 we published more than 50 posts on the NGINX blog, covering a wide range of topics. Here we review the eight that were most popular among our readers, giving you a chance to catch up on big news and important insights you might have missed.
The Urgency of Modernizing in the Age of Application Capital
Delivering an excellent experience every time a customer accesses an app is a key part of success in modernization. We offer advice on different paths to modernization, and formulate four principles for developing and managing APIs to provide optimum user experiences.
Now the World’s #1 Web Server, NGINX Looks Forward to an Even Brighter Future
NGINX recently became the most popular web server in the world, according to W3Techs. We're profoundly grateful to the NGINX community, who've brought us to this milestone, and look forward to providing even more tools to help you optimize delivery of your modern and cloud-native apps.
NGINX Is the Foundation of Modern App Performance
Our goal at NGINX has always been to provide the foundation our customers and community need to deliver modern apps. Based on Abraham Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs for humans, here we show how NGINX offerings satisfy an app's hierarchy of needs at multiple levels.
APIOps: Delivering Your APIs as Fast as They Perform
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic explains how APIOps enables you to deliver consistent code that's thoroughly tested and reviewed at every stage, provide rich metrics and analytics to ops teams, and publish versioned APIs to your internal and external customers.
Bridging the App Modernization Gap, Part 2
In this second post in a series, guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines steps for modernizing your applications, including decoupling app components, abstracting from platform dependencies, monitoring performance, automating deployment, and integrating into development pipelines.
What Is Cloud-Native App Delivery?
Cloud-native refers to various tools and technologies that enable businesses and developers to create and maintain applications in a cloud-based infrastructure.
Bridging the App Modernization Gap, Part 1
Guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines some of the challenges to modernizing app delivery and development, including the conflict between speed and stability, and the weight of legacy infrastructure. He discusses how NGINX aims to bridge the app modernization gap wtih NGINX Controller.
The Essence of Sprint is Speed
We explore three factors that hamper the speed of software development and delivery: dev teams are battling fatigue, tools aren't automated, and infrastructure is too complex. Find out how NGINX Open Source, NGINX Plus, NGINX App Protect, and NGINX Controller can help.
Best Practices for Managing Internal APIs
Internal APIs are the real powerhouse of the API economy. We review some of their key benefits (efficiency and cost savings among them) and outline best practices, which include using an API management solution and high-performance API gateways, and decoupling the control and data planes.