Don't miss our blog post Review: API Gateway HTTP APIs - Cheaper and Faster REST APIs?, the written version of this podcast episode.
An API gateway acts as an API front-end that receives API requests from clients and forwards them to back-end services. Typically, an API gateway offers the following features:
AWS offers different types of API gateways as a managed service. This review takes a closer look at the new service API Gateway HTTP APIs announced in December 2019 and generally since available in March 2020. The cloud provider promises that HTTP APIs are faster and cheaper than it's predecessor. We will look at hard technical facts instead of flowery marketing promises.
A summary of Amazon's API gateways to avoid confusion:
This review focuses on HTTP APIs.
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