We interview three experts on the state of REST API design
Representational State Transfer, or REST, is a dominant architectural pattern. Since Roy Fielding conceived it in 2000, REST has become the predominant method to design robust web APIs. However, with the advent of new application demands, some question whether REST is right for every single use case. Read more
The API ecosystem is facing a serious scalability issue. While current responsibilities associated with designing, coding, and maintaining APIs are still very manageable, we’re likely to see a huge increase in the number of APIs — public and private — over the coming years. Read more
There are nearly as many options for API tools and design styles as there are APIs themselves. The modern API industry has a variety of specifications, frameworks, paradigms, architectures, integrations, and extensions that make each API instance unique. Today, we’re going to take a look at three of those options. Read more
The API economy is growing up. APIs are no longer a toy or gimmick for companies to show off. They’re complete business resources and, oftentimes, products in and of themselves.
As James Higginbotham puts it in the intro to his book A Practical Guide to API Design, co-written with Dr. Read more
Arnaud Lauret’s The Design Of Web APIs is a comprehensive, thorough guidebook, teaching you everything you need to know about web APIs and API design in general. No matter who you are or how far along you are in your development career, you’re likely to learn something new from Lauret. Read more