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

    by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

    As this article’s author, Mark Foster, puts it, "Absent profiles, the API space will be relegated to blindly passing around 'magic strings, fooling ourselves into thinking we are passing reliable semantic information." Here, 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.

  • Implementing and Searching Deep Links with the URX API

    by John Milinovich on  Nov 28, 2014

    John Milinovich explains why mobile deep links matter, how to implement them and search for deep links in other apps using the URX API.

  • Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

    by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 05, 2013 1

    This article (the first in a four-part series) talks briefly about the concept of using hypermedia as an application programming interface (API) and how to design a hypermedia type to use as a basis for your API. In upcoming weekly installments of the series, details of implementing hypermedia servers and clients will be reviewed along with techniques for evolving the API safely over time.

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