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 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
There are many misconceptions surrounding what exactly Representational State Transfer (REST) is. The prime of which is the concept of hypermedia, or defined in full context, Hypermedia as the engine of application state (HATEOAS).
Jargon aside, hypermedia is actually a valuable idea that many self-touted “RESTful” web APIs do not adhere to. Read more