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  • Designing with Exceptions in .NET

    by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 09, 2016

    Exceptions are an integral part of working with .NET, but far too many developers don’t think about them from an API design perspective. Most of their work begins and ends with knowing which exceptions they need to catch and which should be allowed to hit the global logger. You can significantly reduce the time it takes to correct bugs if you design the API to use exceptions correctly.

  • Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

    by Amel Musić on  Aug 19, 2016

    When generating RESTful services with WebAPI, a lot of boilerplate code has to be implemented. Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 and EnvDTE can be used to create a flexible code generator that dramatically reduces the amount of time and effort this takes.

  • HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

    by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016 3

    HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework allowing developers to create and access cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles such as statelessness and uniform resource access.

C#/Web API Code Generation Patterns for the RAML User

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 04, 2016

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

Enterprise Mobility is Going Beyond “Mobile First” Approach. Are You Ready?

Posted by Jaykishan Panchal on  Mar 31, 2016

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

Microservices Evolution at SoundCloud

Posted by Alex Giamas on  Mar 21, 2016

At the MicroXchg conference in Berlin, Bora Tunca from SoundCloud presented the evolution of SoundCloud’s microservices architecture throughout the years. 3

One API, Many Facades?

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on  Mar 13, 2016

Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. 3

Graph API in a Large Scale Environment

Posted by Maor Cohen on  Feb 13, 2016

MyHeritage and its FamilyGraph API support millions of API calls every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.

From Monolith to Multilith at ticketea

Posted by Jose Ignacio Galarza Miguel Araujo on  Jan 24, 2016

ticketea is a large online ticket selling platform in Spain. This article describes their growing pains and how DevOps and an API-based distributed architecture allowed them to cope with growth. 1

Thinking Outside-In: How APIs Fulfill the Original Promise of Service-Oriented Architecture

Posted by Anders Jensen-Waud on  Jan 21, 2016

APIs are a lightweight agile way of building reusable systems. Previously only some SOA adopters delivered these goals. Some key differences are the shift to distributed resources & statelessness. 4

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.

Programming with Semantic Profiles: In the Land of Magic Strings, the Profile-Aware is King

Posted by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

In this article, Mark Foster — one of the editors of the ALPS specification — explains what semantic profiles are and how they can transform the way Web APIs are desgined and implemented.

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