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Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful

by Abel Avram on  Jul 21, 2016 5

Microsoft has published their guidance for creating “RESTful” APIs. Roy Fielding calls them HTTP APIs that have little to do with REST.

Don’t Version Your Web API

by Jan Stenberg on  Jul 20, 2016

Versioning of Web APIs by adding a version to the URI or using versioned media types does not work on the open web. What we rather need are contracts that evolve with the changes we need, Sebastien Lambla claimed in a recent presentation, describing ways of avoiding the need to version.

APIs.guru Joins Growing List of API Indexes

by Benjamin Young on  Jun 10, 2016 1

APIs.guru is the latest entry into the API definition indexing, curation, and discovery space.

Atom 1.9 Beta Brings Better Performance, Drag and Drop Tab Layout, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 08, 2016

Version 1.9 beta of GitHub’s Atom text editor has been announced, along with Atom 1.8. Atom 1.9 beta sports a completed redesign of its buffer display layers, drag and drop layout management for tabs, and an upgraded Electron.

OSRAM Sylvania Opens Lightify REST API to Developers

by Kevin Farnham on  May 27, 2016

OSRAM Sylvania recently announced that it is now offering the developer community an open REST API for Lightify that developers can integrate into their own iOS and Android apps and web sites. Lightify is an Internet of Things (IoT) combination of hardware, the cloud, and your mobile device. Using OSRAM's free iOS and Android apps, you can control the light settings of your Lightify LED lights...

Ticketmaster Launches API Suite

by Benjamin Young on  May 04, 2016

Ticketmaster joined the event API landscape in late March with the launch of their developer portal, a suite of public-facing APIs, Web page widgets, and a forthcoming SDK for mobile application integration.

Microsoft Graph Unifies Access to All APIs

by Jerome Louvel on  May 03, 2016

At the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with Gareth Jones, API architect for the Microsoft Graph API which aims at making life easier for developers by providing a unified API endpoint. With the prevalence of Microsoft products in most businesses around the world, it is interesting to see how Microsoft solves this issue at their scale.

Atlassian Bamboo 5.11 Delivers Continuous Integration At Scale

by Craig Smith on  Apr 26, 2016 1

Atlassian, makers of development tools such as JIRA and Confluence, have just released version 5.11 of their continuous delivery tool Bamboo with a host of new features to help teams scale and collaborate. The key feature in this new release is the ability to scale from 100 to 250 elastic build agents.

Atom Text Editor 1.7 Released, with MRU Tab Switching

by James Chesters on  Apr 18, 2016

Text editor Atom has released version 1.7 with notable changes including MRU tab switching and a number of improvements for Windows users. In the blog post Atom 1.7 and 1.8 beta, software engineer Michelle Tilley describes how with v1.7 ctrl-tab now switches "between the most recently used (MRU) tabs in an Atom window instead of switching to the tab to the right of the current tab."

Capital One Launches Developer Platform

by Benjamin Young on  Apr 07, 2016

Capital One launched the DevExchange Beta developer site and initial API offering last month.

IBM Expands Watson Cognitive APIs

by Benjamin Young on  Mar 18, 2016 1

IBM has recently expanded their collection of Watson Cognitive APIs to include beta updates to the Emotion and Tone Analysis APIs.

StopLight Launches Visual API Design Tools

by Benjamin Young on  Mar 01, 2016

StopLight has launched a new visual API design tool and cloud service which aims to abstract away various API description specifications into a single interface.

Don’t Think like an Engineer When Designing Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Feb 29, 2016 1

When designing microservices and their APIs, you need to think like a designer focusing on the users, Nic Benders claimed in his presentation at the recent Microservices Practitioner Summit. Design the API first, then build your services with an outside-in approach.

Visa Launches Visa Developer Suite of APIs

by Benjamin Young on  Feb 16, 2016

Visa Developer opens the world’s largest retail payment network to the world of developers. The suite of APIs available via this newly launched platform include far more than the expected credit card validation and authorization systems by including APIs for micro-transactions, wish lists, and shopping carts.

A Discussion of the Past and Future of Web APIs with Dion Hinchcliffe

by Jerome Louvel on  Jan 12, 2016

Interview with Dion Hichcliffe to get his vision for the direction of Web APIs. Based on a decade of in-depth experience, Dion explains how the history of REST and simple design influenced the ultimate popularity of web APIs over web services. As businesses adopt web APIs more broadly, Dion explains the past and present, and hints at the future of APIs, platforms and networks.

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