API designers have several documentation formats to choose from. RAML, a recently open-sourced API documentation format adopts a contract-first approach which has become the favoured model for API design. The RAML language also includes constructs that help reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features.
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. Covering topics like business goal definition, API and data security or user experience it provides a broad overview on what to keep in mind while planning an enterprise mobility strategy.
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
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
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
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
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.