Apache CouchDB is an open source document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve and why it is different from all other databases.
The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs. Any kind of Web API, RPC/Web Service or RESTful, can suffer from the same performance problems. In this article, Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the common scenarios that lead to n+1 in web APIs and ways to correct them.
This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 12
Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions. 2
Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.
We demonstrate how to build a RESTful API on top of CQRS systems. The result joins HTTP semantics and REST style with distributed computing concerns such as eventual consistency and concurrency. 5
This article (the second in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia server based on the API designed for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in part one of the series. 1
This article (the first in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia type, by mapping a particular problem domain to hypermedia messages, as a basis for the API. 1
Scalatra is a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community and having started as a port of Sinatra it has gained capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support. 2
Restful Objects is a public specification of a hypermedia API for domain object models. 40
"Service Design Patterns" catalogs design patterns that cover the entire lifecycle of web services. InfoQ talked to Rob Daigneau regarding various topics related to the core idea behind the book.