Designing Web APIs

Building APIs That Developers Love

Author: Brenda Jin,Saurabh Sahni,Amir Shevat

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1492026875

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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Using a web API to provide services to application developers is one of the more satisfying endeavors that software engineers undertake. But building a popular API with a thriving developer ecosystem is also one of the most challenging. With this practical guide, developers, architects, and tech leads will learn how to navigate complex decisions for designing, scaling, marketing, and evolving interoperable APIs. Authors Brenda Jin, Saurabh Sahni, and Amir Shevat explain API design theory and provide hands-on exercises for building your web API and managing its operation in production. You’ll also learn how to build and maintain a following of app developers. This book includes expert advice, worksheets, checklists, and case studies from companies including Slack, Stripe, Facebook, Microsoft, Cloudinary, Oracle, and GitHub. Get an overview of request-response and event-driven API design paradigms Learn best practices for designing an API that meets the needs of your users Use a template to create an API design process Scale your web API to support a growing number of API calls and use cases Regularly adapt the API to reflect changes to your product or business Provide developer resources that include API documentation, samples, and tools

The Design of Web APIs

Author: Arnaud Lauret

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617295102

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Web APIs are everywhere, giving developers an efficient way to interact with applications, services, and data. Well-designed APIs are a joy to use; poorly-designed APIs are cumbersome, confusing, and frustrating. The Design of Web APIs is a practical, example packed guide to crafting extraordinary web APIs. Author Arnaud Lauret demonstrates fantastic design principles and techniques you can apply to both public and private web APIs. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

Author: Glenn Block,Pablo Cibraro,Pedro Felix,Howard Dierking,Darrel Miller

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449337902

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 538

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Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients—including browsers and mobile devices—that can adapt to change over time. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through the theory and tools you need to build evolvable HTTP services with Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework. In the process, you’ll learn how design and implement a real-world Web API. Ideal for experienced .NET developers, this book’s sections on basic Web API theory and design also apply to developers who work with other development stacks such as Java, Ruby, PHP, and Node. Dig into HTTP essentials, as well as API development concepts and styles Learn ASP.NET Web API fundamentals, including the lifecycle of a request as it travels through the framework Design the Issue Tracker API example, exploring topics such as hypermedia support with collection+json Use behavioral-driven development with ASP.NET Web API to implement and enhance the application Explore techniques for building clients that are resilient to change, and make it easy to consume hypermedia APIs Get a comprehensive reference on how ASP.NET Web API works under the hood, including security and testability

Irresistible APIs: Designing Web APIs That Developers Will Love

Author: Kirsten L. Hunter

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617292552

Category: Computers

Page: 325

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A Web API is a platform with a web-style interface developers can use to implement functionality. Well-designed APIs feel like a natural extension of the application, rather than just a new interface into the backend database. Designing Web APIs based on use cases allows an organization to develop irresistible APIs, which developers can consume easily and which support the business values of that organization. Irresistible APIs provides step-by-step, jargon-free guidance for designing APIs that reflect an application's core business value, delight the developers who use them, and will stand the test of time. In it, business product managers and developers learn to treat an API as a first class product, discovering what questions to ask during design so that the first version is the best possible product. Because APIs are a combination of business needs and technical implementations, exercises throughout the book present both sides of the design process, allowing users to engage with the material that's most comfortable and relevant for them. After reading, teams will be able to design APIs that attract developers, lead their industry, and add value to their core business. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Modern Web Development with IBM WebSphere

Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps

Author: Kyle Brown,Roland Barcia,Karl Bishop,Matthew Perrins

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133067092

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Build Tomorrow’s Best Mobile/Web Applications with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 and IBM Worklight This guide presents a coherent strategy for building modern mobile/web applications that are fast, responsive, interactive, reusable, maintainable, extensible, and a pleasure to use. Four IBM experts offer practical, hands-on coverage of front-end development with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5, IBM Worklight, and today’s most popular open source frameworks. Using well-crafted examples, the authors introduce best practices for MobileFirst development, helping you create apps that work superbly on mobile devices and add features on conventional browsers. Throughout, you’ll learn better ways to deliver Web 2.0 apps with HTML /JavaScript front ends, RESTful Web Services, and persistent data. Proven by IBM and its customers, the approach covered in this book leads to more successful mobile/web applications—and more effective development teams. Coverage Includes • Developing for MobileFirst: moving from “graceful degradation” to “progressive enhancement” • Quickly delivering lightweight JEE apps with WebSphere Application Server’s new Liberty Profile • Implementing an agile, user-centered, page-oriented approach to design • Constructing REST services with WebSphere Liberty, Eclipse, and JEE annotations • Building better front-end application architectures with frameworks and JavaScript • Designing and building complex, transactional RESTful services that interface with databases and other data sources • Building IBM Worklight hybrid apps with open source frameworks: jQuery Mobile, Backbone, Require.js, and Handlebars • Debugging cross-platform, multi-language modern web apps • Promoting scalability, security, and connectivity into the wider enterprise The IBM Press developerWorks Series pairs books with complementary resources on the developerWorks website at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/dwbooks/

Mastering ASP.NET Web API

Author: Mithun Pattankar,Malendra Hurbuns

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469383

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Leverage ASP.Net Web API to build professional web services and create powerful applications. About This Book Get a comprehensive analysis of the latest specification of ASP.NET Core and all the changes to the underlying platform that you need to know to make the most of the web API See an advanced coverage of ASP.NET Core Web API to create robust models for your data, create controllers, and handle routing and security This book is packed with key theoretical and practical concepts that can be instantly applied to build professional applications using API with Angular 4, Ionic, and React Who This Book Is For This book is for .Net developers who wants to Master ASP.NET Core (Web API) and have played around with previous ASP.NET Web API a little, but don't have in-depth knowledge of it. You need to know Visual Studio and C#, and have some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge. What You Will Learn Acquire conceptual and hands-on knowledge of ASP.NET Core (MVC & Web API) Learn about HTTP methods, the structure of HTTP content, internet media types, and how servers respond to HTTP requests and their associated HTTP codes Explore middleware, filters, routing, and unit testing Optimize Web API implementations Develop a secure Web API interface Deploy Web API projects to various platforms Consume your web API in front end application based on Angular 4, Bootstrap, and Ionic Implement and explore the current trends in service architecture In Detail Microsoft has unified their main web development platforms. This unification will help develop web applications using various pieces of the ASP.NET platform that can be deployed on both Windows and LINUX. With ASP.NET Core (Web API), it will become easier than ever to build secure HTTP services that can be used from any client. Mastering ASP.NET Web API starts with the building blocks of the ASP.NET Core, then gradually moves on to implementing various HTTP routing strategies in the Web API. We then focus on the key components of building applications that employ the Web API, such as Kestrel, Middleware, Filters, Logging, Security, and Entity Framework.Readers will be introduced to take the TDD approach to write test cases along with the new Visual Studio 2017 live unit testing feature. They will also be introduced to integrate with the database using ORMs. Finally, we explore how the Web API can be consumed in a browser as well as by mobile applications by utilizing Angular 4, Ionic and ReactJS. By the end of this book, you will be able to apply best practices to develop complex Web API, consume them in frontend applications and deploy these applications to a modern hosting infrastructure. Style and approach Using a hands-on approach, we cover both the conceptual as well as the technical aspects of the ASP.NET Core (Web API) framework.

REST API Design Rulebook

Designing Consistent RESTful Web Service Interfaces

Author: Mark Masse

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319904

Category: Computers

Page: 116

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In today’s market, where rival web services compete for attention, a well-designed REST API is a must-have feature. This concise book presents a set of API design rules, drawn primarily from best practices that stick close to the Web’s REST architectural style. Along with rules for URI design and HTTP use, you’ll learn guidelines for media types and representational forms. REST APIs are ubiquitous, but few of them follow a consistent design methodology. Using these simple rules, you will design web service APIs that adhere to recognized web standards. To assist you, author Mark Massé introduces the Web Resource Modeling Language (WRML), a conceptual framework he created for the design and implementation of REST APIs. Learn design rules for addressing resources with URIs Apply design principles to HTTP’s request methods and response status codes Work with guidelines for conveying metadata through HTTP headers and media types Get design tips to address the needs of client programs, including the special needs of browser-based JavaScript clients Understand why REST APIs should be designed and configured, not coded

RESTful Web APIs

Services for a Changing World

Author: Leonard Richardson,Mike Amundsen,Sam Ruby

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449359736

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API. Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge" Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems