Achieving Service Oriented Architecture initiative success requires creating loosely coupled consumer-provider connections, enforcing a separation of concerns between consumer and provider, exposing a set of re-usable, shared services, and gaining service consumer adoption. Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely adopted.
The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs. Any kind of Web API, RPC/Web Service or RESTful, can suffer from the same performance problems. In this article, Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the common scenarios that lead to n+1 in web APIs and ways to correct them.
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. 2
Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.
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
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.
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.
Some users are interacting with databases through complex SQL queries, both in terms of performance as well as expressivity. If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go? 4
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
In this keynote from the 2013 API Strategy Conference, John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb, reviews the API business models that have been adopted by the worlds leading technology companies.
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