• Article Series: Web APIs: From Start to Finish

    by Mike Amundsen 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 taking the long view on maintaining public APIs on the Web over time. Along the way there are interviews with influential individuals and even a suggested reading list on APIs and related topics.

  • Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

    by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014 2

    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? At last GeeCon 2014 in Krakow, Sam Newman tried to answer those questions by giving 14 tips about how microservices can interface, how the can be monitored, deployed, and made safer.

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

    by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2014 8

    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?

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

Posted by Ganesh Prasad on  Oct 16, 2014

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. 1

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a 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. 3

Web APIs and the n+1 Problem

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Jun 02, 2014

The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs, any kind of Web API can suffer from the same performance problems. Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the ways to identify and correct n+1 scenarios.

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