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  • Untangling an API-First Transformation at Scale. Lessons Learnt at PayPal – Part 1

    by Erik Hogan on  Feb 17, 2017

    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.

  • How Zalando Delivers APIs with Radical Agility

    by Jerome Louvel on  Dec 24, 2016 2

    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.

  • Virtual Panel: Document and Description Formats for Web APIs

    by Benjamin Young on  Oct 14, 2016

    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

An Open API Initiative Update

Posted by Deepak Nadig on  Sep 30, 2016

Tony Tam, creator of the popular Swagger Specification is providing an update on the The Open API Initiative group activity. 1

Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

Posted by Amel Musić on  Aug 19, 2016

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: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

Posted by Greg Brown on  Jul 12, 2016

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

One API, Many Facades?

Posted by Guillaume Laforge on  Mar 13, 2016

Beyond any ideal design of your API, reality strikes back with the concrete and differing concerns of varied API consumers. 3

Graph API in a Large Scale Environment

Posted by Maor Cohen on  Feb 13, 2016

MyHeritage and its FamilyGraph API support millions of API calls every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.

Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

Posted by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

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.

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

Posted by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

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.

Profiles on the Web: An Interview with Erik Wilde

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Jul 02, 2015

Erik Wilde talks to Mike Amundsen about Profiles, Description, Documentation, Discovery, his Sedola project and the future of Web-level metadata for APIs.

The APIs.json Discovery Format: Potential Engine in the API Economy

Posted by Kin Lane on  Jun 19, 2015

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.

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