Fundamentally freeform APIs with heavy manual maintenance and no guarantees.
No rules, no standards, no enforcement. Blindly hope you don’t break users.
API calls are a shot in the dark. Rely on manual confirmation and hand-rolled clients.
Using Protocol Buffers help, but it’s unreasonably difficult to maintain.
Design and distribute your API without support. Communicate changes with hand-maintained documentation, or worse — emails.
Schemas drift, and dependency management is non-existent. Teams have to roll their own tooling, duplicating work and leaving room for error.
Professional grade Protocol Buffers.
Easily create and distribute consistent APIs. Use Buf to lint and detect breaking changes in your schema evolution, protecting you and your users.
Rely on Buf for everything you need to implement an API, and ensure it never breaks.
Adopt the most comprehensive Protocol Buffers tooling available.