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Discussion on: Explain API gateway to me like I’m five

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Dave Parr

As long as your five year old is from the 90s...

API gateway is a phone book. You've gone to it looking for a plumber, or a brick layer, or a bakery. You can get in touch with all of them through the phone numbers in the book, but the book itself only tells you how to get in touch with them, it's still the plumber that fixes the sink. You also hopefully don't end up asking the bricklayer to make you a loaf.

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Ian Pride

I still get phone books lol, we still get white and yellow pages. They are not extinct yet.

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Dave Parr

In fact a few months later we also got delivered one for the first time in almost 5 years!

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