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  • An Open API Initiative Update

    by 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.

  • Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces

    by on  Aug 19, 2016

    When generating RESTful services with WebAPI, a lot of boilerplate code has to be implemented. Amel Musić demonstrates how T4 and EnvDTE can be used to create a flexible code generator that dramatically reduces the amount of time and effort this takes.

  • HTTP-RPC: A Lightweight Cross-Platform REST Framework

    by on  Jul 12, 2016 3

    HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework allowing developers to create and access cross-platform polyglot RESTful web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor, while preserving fundamental REST principles such as statelessness and uniform resource access.

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

Posted by 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.

Managing Technology with CORE Strategy & Architectural C’s & P’s

Posted by on  Jun 11, 2015

Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.

Service-Oriented Architecture and Legacy Systems

Posted by on  Feb 20, 2015

In this article, authors provide an overview of current SOA technologies and incremental transition to SOA in legacy environments. They also discuss web services & enterprise application integration. 6

REST-y Reader

Posted by on  Dec 24, 2014

Rounding out our first Web APIs series Mike shares books he recommends for those who want to learn more about designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs for the Web.

Roy Fielding on Versioning, Hypermedia, and REST

Posted by on  Dec 17, 2014

Roy Fielding talks to Mike Amundsen about versioning on the Web, why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, and the process of designing network software that can adapt over time. 14

Making the Case for an API Roadmap

Posted by on  Nov 26, 2014

Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets. 1

Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

Posted by on  Nov 18, 2014

This series takes the reader on a journey from determining the business case for APIs to a design methodology, meeting implementation challenges and maintaining public APIs on the Web over time.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2

Why Some Web APIs Are Not RESTful and What Can Be Done About It

Posted by on  Oct 26, 2014

Many Web API designers claim their are RESTful, but their APIs have little in common with REST. What can be done to make a web service API truly RESTful? 8

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