This eMag contains a collection of articles and interviews from late 2014 with some of the leading practictioners and theorists in the Web API field. The material here takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges, and taking the long view on maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.
Over the past 15 years the term REST has been used and discussed a lot, whether it's when comparing with Web Services, used within the context of Cloud, or of course when talking about use the Web we use every day. In this eMag you will learn about these and other important aspects of REST.
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.