InfoQ interviewed Thomas Fraustein, architect at Zalando, about his team’s radical agility development organization that is optimized for an API-first approach. He explains what an API-first approach is, and provides tips on building good APIs for scalable microservice architectures where a large number of services are offered efficiently.
In this virtual panel we hear from 4 individuals deeply involved in the Web API space. Each of them has a unique take on the values, benefits, and costs of documentation and description formats in general, and provide their own unique perspective from their vantage points across the Web. They agree on one thing: something must be done to help developers find their way through the world of Web APIs
Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the The Open API Initiative group activity.
Donald Knuth famously said, “We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time”. But when faced with the other 3%, it is good to know what’s going on behind the scenes. 2
Exceptions are an integral part of working with .NET, but far too many developers don’t think about them from an API design perspective.
Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 can be used to create a flexible code generator that reduces the amount of time and effort it takes to create RESTful services.
HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3
This article shows the design patterns that users of REST specification languages such as RAML, Swagger, and API Blueprint should adhere to when generating code for C# and ASP.NET Web API. 3
The mobile revolution is changing the way organizations work, manage their operations and engage with their employees. They are reconsidering their technologies making ‘mobile first’ a must have. 3
At the MicroXchg conference in Berlin, Bora Tunca from SoundCloud presented the evolution of SoundCloud’s microservices architecture throughout the years. 3
Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. 3
MyHeritage and its FamilyGraph API support millions of API calls every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.