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  • A Web API Design Methodology

    by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 07, 2014 3

    This article provides a brief overview of the design methodology covered in the book "RESTful Web APIs" by Richardson and Amundsen.

  • Review: Designing APIs for the Web

    by Mark W. Foster on  Dec 06, 2014

    Mike Amundsen's video series "Designing APIs for the Web" is a straightforward dive into API design suitable for a broad set of stakeholders. The thirteen part series provides a rich blend of practical advice, new ideas & a bit of controversy to keep you on your toes. This article reviews the series so you know what to expect. It provides an overview of the content and a balanced commentary.

  • Making the Case for an API Roadmap

    by Chris Haddad on  Nov 26, 2014 1

    Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets.

An Interview with HAL Creator Mike Kelly

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Nov 25, 2014

As part of our ongoing series on Web APIs Mike Amundsen talks to Mike Kelly about his reasons for creating HAL and his experiences over the last three years with web developers and the API community 4

A Business Perspective on APIs

Posted by Matt McLarty on  Nov 18, 2014

This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, with examples from Amazon and Twilio. 2

Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Nov 18, 2014

This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges and maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.

Stats Anomalies Detector

Posted by Yonatan Harel and Ran Levy on  Nov 07, 2014

The article describes the general outline of the Stats Anomalies Detector developed at MyHeritage and provides a detailed explanation of how to enhance the code to meet your company’s needs.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

Why SOA Should Be Viewed As “Dependency-Oriented Thinking”

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 16, 2014

Ganesh Prasad proposes minimizing service dependencies in a SOA implementation rather than avoiding point-to-point connections in order to obtain a more flexible system that can evolve over time.

GS Collections by Example – Part 1

Posted by Donald Raab on  Sep 22, 2014

Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, reveals the power of that framework, and how together with Lambda expressions, it sprinkles Java with some of the sparkle of Smalltalk.

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3

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