Web APIs are driving important new business and technology models. In this issue leading practitioners share their experience on making money from APIs and on API design best practices. We discover "cloud native" architectures that scale to meet global demand and get hands on building API's from contract to go-live. We look at connected devices, mashups and consider new standards for security.
This is the first edition of what is expected to become a recurring series on InfoQ. The idea behind this minibook is that a number of InfoQ articles and interviews which deal with a particular topic (in this case, REpresentational State Transfer, or REST) are combined together to provide a detailed exploration suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners.