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What is API Developer Experience and Why It Matters

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 25, 2015 4

API developer experience is a relatively novel focus aimed to improve API design so it provides a seamless experience to developers when writing software. It can help increase programmers’ efficience and make it easier for developers to achieve goals on behalf of end users.

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Taming Dependency Hell within Microservices with Michael Bryzek

by Daniel Bryant Follow 77 Followers on  Jun 13, 2015 1

Michael Bryzek, co-founder and ex-CTO at Gilt, discussed at QCon New York how ‘dependency hell’ could impact the delivery and maintenance of microservice platforms. Bryzek suggested that dependency hell may be mitigated by making API design ‘first class’, ensuring backward and forward compatibility, providing accurate documentation, and automatically generating client libraries.

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Founder of API Blueprint Discusses Progress

by Jerome Louvel Follow 0 Followers on  May 27, 2015

API languages are in their infancy and API developers are actively using API Blueprint, RAML, and Swagger. Together, as a community, developers are defining the standards that will be used in the future. InfoQ recently had the opportunity to talk to Jakub Nesetril, creator of the API Blueprint project and CEO of Apiary.

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Apigee API Studio: Designing, Testing and Sharing APIs

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 21, 2015

Apigee has opened up API Studio, a free online tool for creating, testing and sharing APIs.

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A Look at MongoRepository for .NET

by Jonathan Allen Follow 66 Followers on  Oct 07, 2014

Most of the open source projects we share with you on InfoQ increase the capabilities of another library or technology. MongoRepository is different in that it intentionally limits the capabilities of the underlying library. We’ll let Rob Janssen why it does this in his own words.

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API World 2014: Summary of Day One Events

by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 17, 2014

In this news item, we summarize the highlights of various talks from day one of the conference which are primarily focused on the craft of designing and developing effective APIs.

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Apigee-127: A Toolkit for Authoring APIs and their Services

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 11, 2014

Apigee has put together a number of open source tools for creating APIs and a number of related service.

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Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 29, 2014 4

Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

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APIs.json: Publishing and Discovering APIs

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 19, 2014 1

APIs.json lets domains make their APIs public and discoverable by search engines.

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Layer 7 Survey - Strong Growth Predicted for Hypermedia APIs

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 10, 2014

Layer 7 recently released the results of a survey focussed on API design and deployment. The survey showed that API designers are divided on security versus usability as their top priority, there is an even split between XML and JSON representations and strong growth is predicted for Hypermedia style APIs. In summary the survey showed there is no one-size-fits-all way to manage APIs.

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Anypoint for APIs: An Interview with Uri Sarid

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 25, 2014

MuleSoft recently released a significant upgrade to their Anypoint platform for APIs which brings together API design, collaboration and API management features. InfoQ interviewed MuleSoft CTO, Uri Sarid to find out more about the platform.

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Getting the Avengers with Marvel Comics API

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2014 2

Recently, Marvel has made available a public API and a RESTful service which provides access to their comics metadata.

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The API Orchestration Layer

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 23, 2013

The traditional resource-oriented API model may not satisfy the most important of your API consumers. Daniel Jacobson of Netflix asserts that good API design is about knowing your API consumers and optimizing your API for that audience.

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The Human Aspects of API Design: An Interview with Apiary's Jakub Nesetril

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 14, 2013

API Design and description is more than just a technical interface contract between machines. Apiary's Co-Founder and CEO Jakub Nesetril points out that the real consumer of an API description is the developer, with all the concerns of engagement, usability and communication that entails. We spoke with Jakub recently about Apiary's approach to API design and emerging API tools and workflows.

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MuleSoft Open Sources RAML Tools for Designing RESTful APIs

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 23, 2013

MuleSoft has just announced the release of three RAML-based tools for designing, evaluating and testing RESTful APIs.

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