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  • Designing an Event Log API with RAML

    API designers have several documentation formats to choose from. RAML, a recently open-sourced API documentation format adopts a contract-first approach which has become the favoured model for API design. The RAML language also includes constructs that help reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features.

  • Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

    As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity. Covering topics like business goal definition, API and data security or user experience it provides a broad overview on what to keep in mind while planning an enterprise mobility strategy.

  • Minding the API Hierarchy of Needs with RAML and APIkit

    Reza Shafii explains how to satisfy two fundamental needs of API design and implementation, as defined by the API hierarchy of needs, with RAML, API Designer and APIkit.

  • Exposing CQRS Through a RESTful API

    Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) is an architectural pattern that segregates reads and writes of a system into two separate models. We propose and demonstrate an approach for building a RESTful API on top of CQRS systems. This approach joins HTTP semantics and resource-based style of REST APIs with distributed computing concerns such as eventual consistency and concurrency.

  • Book Review: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition

    The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition is a collaborative effort by Ronan Schwarz, Phil Dutson, James Steele and Nelson To. The authors have succeeded in providing a solid reference book. A book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for newbies and intermediate to expert devs for creating awesome mobile apps.

  • Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

    This article (the second in a four-part series) walks through the implementation of a hypermedia server based on the design for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in the first installment of this series. In upcoming weekly installments of the series, details of implementing hypermedia clients will be reviewed along with techniques for evolving the API safely over time.

  • Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

    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.

  • Interview and Book Excerpt: Jaroslav Tulach's Practical API Design

    Jaroslav Tulach's latest book Practical API Design covers the topic of API design of software projects. He brings his experience as the architect for NetBeans IDE project to the writing of this book. InfoQ spoke with Jaroslav about his new book, the main motivation for writing it and other topics. We are also making an excerpt from the book available for our readers.

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