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Most common instances of unrestful APIs

The API that Defied REST: Most Common Instances of unRESTful APIs, and What Really Matters

RESTful design is akin to the graphical user interface on modern computers — ubiquitous enough to be considered the de facto choice, but in practice, not necessarily the only option. REST is certainly considered by many to be the king of the hill, but it’s wrong to think it’s the only player in town. Read more

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What Data Formats Should My API Support?

When considering the design, implementation, and maintenance of APIs, one of the most important factors to consider is data formats — how the API handles the interaction between data generation and data request. This path between generation and manipulation, typically between server and client, is the crux of the API ecosystem. Read more

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How Do You Connect Every Company in the World?

The ancient Sumerians were the first known civilization to record their culture on cuneiform tablets. Much of the written artifacts that exist today from that time are not eloquent prose, tales of old quests, or elegant poetry — but administrative cataloging. 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