• Why SOA Should Be Viewed As “Dependency-Oriented Thinking”

    by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 16, 2014 1

    Ganesh Prasad proposes minimizing service dependencies in a SOA implementation rather than avoiding point-to-point connections in order to obtain a more flexible system that can evolve over time.

  • Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

    by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014 3

    Apache CouchDB is an open source document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve and why it is different from all other databases.

  • Web APIs and the n+1 Problem

    by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Jun 02, 2014

    The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs. Any kind of Web API, RPC/Web Service or RESTful, can suffer from the same performance problems. In this article, Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the common scenarios that lead to n+1 in web APIs and ways to correct them.

Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

Posted by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014

This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 13

Restify and Mobilize Your Data

Posted by Val Huber on  May 21, 2014

Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions. 2

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

Exposing CQRS Through a RESTful API

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Dec 09, 2013

We demonstrate how to build a RESTful API on top of CQRS systems. The result joins HTTP semantics and REST style with distributed computing concerns such as eventual consistency and concurrency. 7

Designing and Implementing Hypermedia APIs

Posted by Mike Amundsen on  Feb 19, 2013

This article (the second in a four-part series) focuses on the design of a hypermedia server based on the API designed for the class scheduling problem domain outlined in part one of the series. 1

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

Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

Posted by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012

Scalatra is a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community and having started as a port of Sinatra it has gained capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support. 2

Introducing: Restful Objects

Posted by Dan Haywood Richard Pawson on  Jul 19, 2012

Restful Objects is a public specification of a hypermedia API for domain object models. 40

Interview and Book Excerpt: Service Design Patterns

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jan 20, 2012

"Service Design Patterns" catalogs design patterns that cover the entire lifecycle of web services. InfoQ talked to Rob Daigneau regarding various topics related to the core idea behind the book.