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  • Description, Discovery, and Profiles: A Primer

    by Mike Amundsen on  May 22, 2015

    While the process of implementing Web APIs has become common, the tooling for describing, discovering, and understanding the meaning of the tens of thousands of API-based services has yet to settle into a widely-accepted set of standards. There is still quite a bit of opportunity when it comes to defining and implementing tools around the "meta-level" of APIs.

  • Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

    by Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Gorka Gallardo on  Feb 20, 2015 4

    In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and how to evolve in legacy environments. They also discuss the topics of SOAP vs. REST web services, Enterprise Application Integration and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments.

  • REST-y Reader

    by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 24, 2014

    Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Roy Fielding on Versioning, Hypermedia, and REST

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 17, 2014

Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14

Implementing Hypermedia

Posted by Steve Klabnik on  Dec 11, 2014

In this article, we'll talk about four different real-world implementations of hypermedia starting with how you may already be using hypermedia through image links.

A Web API Design Methodology

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Dec 07, 2014

This article provides a brief overview of the design methodology covered in the book "RESTful Web APIs" by Richardson and Amundsen. 3

Making the Case for an API Roadmap

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Nov 26, 2014

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. 1

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.

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

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