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- May 06, 2014

The sun is shining, Summer is approaching and it’s time to share all the cool stuff we’ve added in this APISpark Beta 2.1 release!

Improved Google Spreadsheet Wrapper

A lot of work was done on stabilizing the wrappers and improving the tutorials. One that we think you will find interesting is Turn your Google Spreadsheet into a custom web API. You have to admit it sounds pretty cool!

GSheet Tutorial_2

This tutorial will guide you through creating an API directly from one of your Google Spreadsheet. Give it a go, it’s quite simple! Let us know what you think by commenting below or sending us an email.

API Commons Support

API Commons objective is to “provide a simple and transparent mechanism for the copyright free sharing and collaborative design of API specifications, interfaces and data models.” 

api-commons-logo

So for this release, we thought it would be great to support API Commons out-of-the box. Here is a preview of the integration in the APISpark Console:

API Commons preview

With this integration, APISpark lets you define copyright and licensing metadata and automatically generates your API Commons manifest including your API definition based on Swagger specification. This saves you time and allows you to quickly share your API design in the commons.

Sign up now to try it out!

Document your Restlet web API

Have you been using the Restlet Framework to build you API?

integration AS and RF_3

Now you can use APISpark to provide you with always up-to-date documentation. The integration has been added to the recent Restlet Framework release. Download 2.3 M2 now.

We will continue to enhance this integration to support not only Restlet API but also JAX-RS API and others, generate client SDKs, manage users and prepare usage reports for all your existing web APIs!

Read the APISpark page in Restlet user guide for details. Don’t forget to give us your feedback so we can make a product better suited to you!

 

Additional resources

Learn more:
TutorialsUser guideCatalog
A Field Guide to Web APIs by Kin Lane
PaaS Market Moves Beyond Deployment and Scaling by David Linthicum

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  • marcelojciandt

    Hi, the tutorial wont work for me.
    It return 404 error when i request the generated url.
    🙁

    • marcelojciandt

      Google Docs*

  • Swann Vichot

    Hi Marcelo,

    Interesting – I will transfer your message to engineering so they can help you find the origin of the issue!
    Thanks for letting us know.

    Swann

    • marcelojciandt

      Thanks 🙂

  • Swann Vichot

    Hi,

    For those who may have encountered a similar issue, it could be due to the generated URL. When calling the API, you must put a slash ‘/’ at the very end.

    We are working on redirecting the URL with the slash automatically!

    If anyone has other questions, please feel free to comment below or contact me via email at: svichot[at]restlet.com

    Have a great day!
    Swann