In our recent post on tips for starting a public API journey we touched briefly on the idea of creating a style guide that helps API providers produce well-constructed and consistent APIs as part of their public API offering. The creation of an API style guide is, however relevant for API providers regardless of whether they are providing APIs externally or internally: It provides the context for their development efforts whether it be outsourced or created internally and is an important tool for achieving some level of governance across the organization. Read more
Posts Tagged: develop
The modern development landscape has changed from when APIs were first being developed. Gone are the days where developers could “develop and forget”, releasing APIs, systems, or applications to the public for consumption and use.
Today, there isn’t really such a thing as a release in the common parlance of yesteryear. Read more
In our previous piece, we discussed the strengths of the Java Language within the Spark framework, highlighting the ways Java Spark increases simplicity, encourages good design, and allows for ease of development.
If you are building APIs or microservices on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), you owe it to yourself to check out the micro-framework Spark. This tiny toolkit is designed after a similar Ruby framework called Sinatra, providing a library that makes it easy to create APIs and web sites. Read more
In Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the heroic archetype Frederick Henry stated of martinis, ”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.” The days of Hemingway might have been absent of APIs and coding languages, but had he been around in the modern era, he would have probably said the same of Go, the unique, refreshing, future-friendly language taking the API world by storm. Read more