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  • Review: Designing APIs for the Web

    by Mark W. Foster on  Dec 06, 2014

    Mike Amundsen's video series "Designing APIs for the Web" is a straightforward dive into API design suitable for a broad set of stakeholders. The thirteen part series provides a rich blend of practical advice, new ideas & a bit of controversy to keep you on your toes. This article reviews the series so you know what to expect. It provides an overview of the content and a balanced commentary.

  • Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

    by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014 8

    Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful?

  • Restify and Mobilize Your Data

    by Val Huber on  May 21, 2014 2

    Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions.

Designing an Event Log API with RAML

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Apr 11, 2014

The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1

Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity.

Minding the API Hierarchy of Needs with RAML and APIkit

Posted by Reza Shafii on  Jan 15, 2014

Reza Shafii explains how to satisfy two fundamental needs of API design and implementation, as defined by the API hierarchy of needs, with RAML, API Designer and APIkit.

Exposing CQRS Through a RESTful API

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Dec 09, 2013

We demonstrate how to build a RESTful API on top of CQRS systems. The result joins HTTP semantics and REST style with distributed computing concerns such as eventual consistency and concurrency. 4

Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

Posted by Martin Monroe on  Oct 19, 2013

The Android Developer’s Cookbook is a solid reference book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for sound programming practices. A nice addition to a dev's book shelf. 1

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 19, 2013

This article (the second in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia server based on the API designed for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in part one of the series. 1

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 05, 2013

This article (the first in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia type, by mapping a particular problem domain to hypermedia messages, as a basis for the API. 1

Interview and Book Excerpt: Jaroslav Tulach's Practical API Design

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 24, 2009

InfoQ spoke with Jaroslav Tulach about his latest book Practical API Design. We are also making an excerpt from the book available for our readers.

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