Posts Tagged: web APIs

Rust Vs. Haskell: Which Language is Best for API Design?

When it comes to designing, building, and maintaining an API, it’s not immediately obvious which development tools and programming languages you should use. Seeing as how APIs are essentially the nervous system of mobile apps, it makes sense that there would be copious amounts of resources for programmers and developers. Read more

Speaker Interview: Karen White of BigCommerce

We interview Karen White, Developer Advocate at BigCommerce, about her upcoming session at the Austin API Summit 2019

Karen White is a Developer Advocate at BigCommerce, and she’s passionate about all things developer. Originally with an academic background in technical writing, Karen quickly realized that she loves being able to liaise between developers, product managers, and business folk, informing company-wide strategy on an organizational level. Read more

8 Tips For Designing Quality REST APIs

Adriano Mota, Solution Architect at Ford Motor Company, shares well-treaded tips for designing automotive-grade APIs

There are many significant aspects of building APIs and REST services that API practitioners must consider. For example, there are industry-standard conventions on structuring the URL for each service, similar to patterns used for naming Java variables or classes. Read more

Functional Contract Testing: A Case Study

Contracts, and more specifically contract testing, is becoming more and more a part of many modern WebSocket API implementations. The idea that content exchange can occur in a contracted form, and that these contracts can be controlled and tested, is key to many systems utilizing multi-factor backend, frontend, and push server setups. Read more

How APIs Are Enabling Innovation In Retail

We talk Progressive Web Apps with Peter Sheldon from Adobe Magento, and consider how APIs can be used in retail and online commerce.

Traditional brick and mortar retail have been at a crossroads for some time; either brands embrace new innovative technology, or they face disruption at the hands of web-based eCommerce. Read more