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Swagger Creator Wants to Build Better SOAP for Web APIs

by Jerome Louvel on  Jun 04, 2014 7

During the recent GlueCon 2014 conference in Colorado, Tony Tam, the creator of Swagger and CEO of Reverb, gave a well attended talk on Swagger APIs for humans (and robots), where he announced the Swagger 2.0 Working Group and an early version of an online code editor offering a dynamic YAML to Swagger UI conversion.

Are REST Alternatives Needed?

by Mark Little on  Dec 29, 2013 1

Ole Lensmar, creator of SoapUI, has asked whether REST is really appropriate for architectures that require real-time, asynchronous interactions and binary protocols. In his article he discusses these areas and believes that alternative approaches are required.

Level Up Your REST Based Web API with Hypermedia

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 30, 2013

When we started building a new Web API for our business we wanted to build a really great API and the answer on Internet was to build a RESTful API, Amy Palamountain revealed in a recent presentation at TechEd in New Zealand when sharing her experiences of how to build a RESTful API based on the core ideas of HTTP and the web.

Mike Amundsen Workshop on API Design

by Saul Caganoff on  Aug 19, 2013

"Don't version unless you absolutely must, and it is rare that you absolutely must" says Mike Amundsen in a series of API design workshops he held recently. Amundsen describes the "USE" paradigm for API design focussing on usability, scalability and evolvability. He describes the three most common styles of API implementation and how they compare to these principles.

Microsoft Previews Windows Azure Application Integration Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 06, 2012 9

In late December 2011, Microsoft announced the pre-release of a set of services labeled Windows Azure Service Bus EAI Labs. These enhancements to the existing Windows Azure Service Bus make it easier to connect (cloud) applications through the use of message routing rules, protocol bridging, message transformation services and connectivity to on-premises line of business systems.

Security Vulnerabilities in Amazon and Eucalyptus

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 04, 2011

A recent paper published by researchers in Germany reveals multiple security vulnerabilities in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eucalyptus's SOAP and web interfaces. The flaws are related to architectural choices which impacts multiple users and the overall cloud security.

SoapUI and LoadUI Join the SmartBear Product Portfolio

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jul 12, 2011 1

SmartBear Software, a prominent ALM and monitoring tool vendor acquired Eviware, creators of popular open source web services testing tools soapui and loadui, last week.

SOA Software Releases Atmosphere: an API Management Portal

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 17, 2011 3

SOA Software entered the API management portal market with their release of the Atmosphere portal. The Atmosphere platform ensures security, robustness and availability of enterprise APIs over the right range of interface types. In this article we delve into the reason behind the evolution from enterprise SOA and cloud governance to API management and other technical details around the offering.

Yet More Trouble with REST APIs?

by Mark Little on  Jun 12, 2011 8

George Reese, writing recently on his and Adrian Cole's experiences on using REST and SOAP APIs for developing Cloud applications, caused quite a stir in the community. What started as hints-and-tips has turned into a debate over whether there are real problems and misunderstandings around developing APIs with REST, irrespective of Cloud?

Is REST Successful in the Enterprise?

by Abel Avram on  Jun 01, 2011 22

Some might prematurely conclude that REST has won based on Programmable Web data: 73% of the APIs are RESTful. But Steve Jones, a SOA practitioner, draws attention that those APIs are used by front-end systems doing data aggregation and not by the majority of enterprise systems, and REST is not yet ready for the enterprise.

Who Belongs to the 2011 Open APIs Billionaires Club?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 27, 2011

The growth of Open APIs both in numbers and volume has surpassed any expectations over the last decade. John Musser from the ProgrammableWeb presented his analysis of the Open APIs State of the Market for 2011.

SOAP Over Java Messaging Service

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jun 17, 2009 2

W3C has just released Candidate Recommendation SOAP over Java Message Service 1.0, defining how SOAP should bind to a messaging system that supports the Java Message Service (JMS).

A Comparison of JAX-RS Implementations

by Mark Little on  Oct 01, 2008 6

The JAX-RS world now has at least 4 different implementations to choose from. But which is the best? Is that a valid question to ask at all? Well Solomon Duskis has set out to try to answer the question as best he can but comparing and contrasting the leading lights in this area.

SOAP Stack an Embarrassing Failure?

by Han Xu on  Aug 16, 2008 7

The debate over REST vs. SOAP is really an age-old one. However it fired up again over a recent remark by XML guru Tim Bray that SOAP stack is an embarrassing failure.

Article: Rationalizing the presentation tier

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jul 09, 2008 24

Thin client paradigm characterized by web applications is a kludge that needs to be repudiated. Old compromises are no longer needed and it’s time to move the presentation tier to where it belongs. In this article, Ganesh Prasad and Peter Svensson explains how and why.

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