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How to Hold a Killer First Hackathon or Developer Conference or Hackathon

How to Hold a Killer First Hackathon or Developer Conference

Part of what makes modern API development so much more powerful than ever before is the fact that, at the tip of one’s fingers, an entire world of lessons, examples, and fellow developers are within reach. Community and the resultant feedback has made API development and the APIs that are created from this process more extensive, more powerful, and more effective. Read more

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What Makes an API Demo Unforgettable?

This is the Age of the API (Application Programming Interface). No matter what type of software you work with, you will likely have to deal with APIs on some level. When a developer visits an API website, you will see plenty of documentation, sample code, use cases, and endorsements that make you feel one click away to start consuming. Read more

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Building APIs on the JVM Using Kotlin and Spark – Part 2

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

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Building APIs on the JVM Using Kotlin and Spark – Part 1

When you start a new API project, one of the first questions to answer is what programming language to use. Picking the right one can make all the difference. Some languages help solve certain problems while others inhibit solutions. Even after a language is chosen and tens-of-thousands of lines of code have been written, there is the possibility of reducing complexity by using new languages on the same runtime. Read more

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A Tale of Four API Designs: Dissecting Common API Architectures

In the world of APIs, the way we design and implement code is of paramount importance. Starting development without a proper architectural design perspective, approach, or consideration could lead to unneeded redundancy, complexity, and purposeless constraints. By implementing one of several common design architectures, however, we can guide our API style in a more cohesive direction, decreasing development time, increasing developer efficiency, and creating a streamlined API life cycle. Read more