Our recent webcast entitled “Why APIs are not SOA++” was a popular one. Here are answers to all of the questions and comments you submitted that we didn't have time to address during the presentation.
Twitter is dropping XML. They recently announced that by March 5th, 2013 their API will no longer support XML as a data format - API v1.1 will support JSON only. What’s the big deal?
It means that every app powered by the Twitter API with XML will break.
Despite the growing popularity of JSON, many developers prefer XML. They are familiar with the parsing libraries, the schema and a powerful collection of XML tools. But after Twitter drops XML, apps built on the XML API will start to see HTTP error responses instead of XML responses. Something like:...
Last week I wrote that if you're API doesn't support JSON and JSONP - you're doing it wrong. I don't think that's terribly controversial.
But is JSON (and JSONP) perfect for everything you need to support with your API? Is XML dead?
This is an...