In the first of three articles, Erik Hogan describes how PayPal went from a monolithic, siloed architecture to a much more loosely coupled set of over 150 services with well designed, modern APIs over the course of three years.
InfoQ interviewed Thomas Fraustein, architect at Zalando, about his team’s radical agility development organization that is optimized for an API-first approach. He explains what an API-first approach is, and provides tips on building good APIs for scalable microservice architectures where a large number of services are offered efficiently.
In this virtual panel we hear from 4 individuals deeply involved in the Web API space. Each of them has a unique take on the values, benefits, and costs of documentation and description formats in general, and provide their own unique perspective from their vantage points across the Web. They agree on one thing: something must be done to help developers find their way through the world of Web APIs
Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the The Open API Initiative group activity. 1
Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 can be used to create a flexible code generator that reduces the amount of time and effort it takes to create RESTful services.
HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for creating and accessing cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles. 3
Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. 3
MyHeritage and its FamilyGraph API support millions of API calls every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.
In this article, Aaron Kendall uses the "metadata-driven design and development" approach by Kevin Perera to show how to rapidly create a mobile application that can evolve during runtime.
In this article, Mark 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.
Erik Wilde talks to Mike Amundsen about Profiles, Description, Documentation, Discovery, his Sedola project and the future of Web-level metadata for APIs.
In the fast growing world of APIs and microservices, finding just the right API when you are developing a web, or mobile application, is always a tedious task.