Thanks to all who attended our recent webcast: From Napkin to App: Rapidly Prototype and Build for Mobile. The video and slides are below.
Brian Mulloy and Alan Languirand discuss the lessons they've learned quickly getting from concept to app. They provide a recipe for rapid app development and a list of the tools and techniques to successfully get from concept to prototype in just a few days.
In a recent blog post, @kevinswiber covered the importance of building mashup-friendly APIs. Another pattern that's important to the success of your API is comprehensive queries.
Crafting a delightful API and creating an enterprise database both require knowledge, talent, and a subtle design touch. Oftentimes, a database system is made for a specific business application. It might show which territories belong to a specific agent or which stocks belong to a certain mutual fund, or all the products purchased by a specific customer.
In large companies with big systems of record that have been around for decades, queries often go one way but don't work the other way around. What do we mean by that?
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, "Applying Universal Design Principles to API Initiatives" in which Kevin Swiber (@kevingswiber) and Alan Languirand (@13protons) discussed applying universal and proven design principles and best practices to your entire API initiative. The video and slides for the session are below.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, API Design: When to Buck the Trend. Here are the video and slides for the session. Thanks @daniel_jacobson and @gbrail.
REST and OAuth are predominant trends in API design. Daniel Jacobson of Netflix and Greg Brail of Apigee discussed when you might need to 'buck the trend' around design and technology conventions in order to meet your business objectives.
In March, we tried something a little different with our Webinars - a series of short presentations (~30 min. each).
Our first "shorts" series covered the API Facade Design Pattern. Here are the links to the video and slides for all 4 Webinars.
Also NEW in July 2012: We've created a new eBook with the API Facade material: API Facade Pattern: A Simple Interface to a Complex System - Download it here.
In the previous post about technologies to implement an API facade, we covered technologies for handling versioning and caching scenarios as well as firewalls. This time we'll summarize the technologies to handle other common use cases.
In the previous post about technologies to implement an API facade, we covered setting up your test and production environment with DNS settings, a Cloud Platform, Web servers, app servers and an API Gateway. This time we'll summarize the technologies to handle some of the more common use cases including versioning, caching and securing with a firewall.