• The APIs.json Discovery Format: Potential Engine in the API Economy

    by Kin Lane on  Jun 19, 2015

    In the fast growing world of APIs and microservices, finding just the right API when you are developing a web, or mobile application, or possibly integrating between existing systems, is always a tedious task.

  • Managing Technology with CORE Strategy & Architectural C’s & P’s

    by Suman K Pradhan on  Jun 11, 2015

    Suman Pradhan, who has worked in healthcare, financials and technology sectors, has written about developing the CORE (Consolidate, Optimize, Refresh and Enable) approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs. In this article he discusses CORE and compares and contrasts with other software architectural techniques.

  • APIs with Swagger : An Interview with Reverb’s Tony Tam

    by Mike Amundsen on  Jun 09, 2015

    After a flurry of activity from thier open working group, Swagger 2.0 was officially released in September 2014. Our interview took place in March 2015, less than one year from the start of the 2.0 process and right after Reverb announced that the responsibliity for leading the future of the Swagger specification would be handed over to SmartBear, the Massachusetts-based software tools company.

The Power of RAML

Posted by Michael Stowe on  Jun 02, 2015

RAML, or the RESTful API Modeling Language, is a relatively new spec based on the YAML format- making it easily read by both humans and machines. 2

Article Series: Description, Discovery, and Profiles : The Next Level in Web APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  May 29, 2015

This series focuses on three key areas of "meta-language" for Web APIs: API Description, API Discovery, and API Profiles.

From Doodles to Delivery: An API Design Process

Posted by Ronnie Mitra on  May 26, 2015

Designing a good API is hard work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it’s your job to make one. 1

Description, Discovery, and Profiles: A Primer

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  May 22, 2015

While the process of implementing Web APIs has become common, the tooling for describing, discovering, and understanding the meaning of the tens of thousands of API-based services has yet to settle. 1

Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

Bulk data is usually accessed via files & FTP. As collaboration migrates to APIs, what are the requirements for data APIs? Here we describe a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion.

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by Nicolas Serrano Josune Hernantes Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 6

REST-y Reader

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 24, 2014

Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Roy Fielding on Versioning, Hypermedia, and REST

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 17, 2014

Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14

Implementing Hypermedia

Posted by Steve Klabnik on  Dec 11, 2014

In this article, we'll talk about four different real-world implementations of hypermedia starting with how you may already be using hypermedia through image links. 1