• An Open API Initiative Update

    by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016 1

    The Open API Initiative group is evolving what has become the de-facto standard API Description Format to produce a consistent and compatible format for describing APIs, allowing interoperation between tooling, systems, and runtime environments. Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the group activity.

  • One API, Many Facades?

    by Guillaume Laforge on  Mar 13, 2016 3

    An interesting trend is emerging in the world of Web APIs, with various engineers and companies advocating for dedicated APIs for each consumer with particular needs. Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. You might need to optimize your API accordingly.

  • Programming with Semantic Profiles: In the Land of Magic Strings, the Profile-Aware is King

    by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

    As this article’s author, Mark Foster, puts it, "Absent profiles, the API space will be relegated to blindly passing around 'magic strings, fooling ourselves into thinking we are passing reliable semantic information." Here, Foster — one of the editors of the ALPS specification — explains what semantic profiles are and how they can transform the way Web APIs are desgined and implemented.

Implementing and Searching Deep Links with the URX API

Posted by John Milinovich on  Nov 28, 2014

John Milinovich explains why mobile deep links matter, how to implement them and search for deep links in other apps using the URX API.

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 05, 2013

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

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