A talk given by James Higginbotham from LaunchAny at the 2019 Austin API Summit in Austin, Texas. Today’s software architecture now includes some combination of APIs, microservices, containerization, and serverless. Deploying APIs is now becoming easier than ever, resulting in a huge increase of your organization’s API footprint. But are all APIs the same? How do we manage the surface area of today’s APIs while preparing for tomorrow’s business needs? We will examine how to evaluate your API surface area, understand where it is leading you, and look a bit into the future of where we are heading as a result of today’s technology trends.