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A few days ago the Angular team released the first beta version of Angular 2. They made a funny announcement in Developer News Worldwide for December 15 2015. To celebrate this great news, we created a simple Angular 2 application that interacts with a Web API implemented and hosted within the APISpark platform. During the […]

- December 30, 2015
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The APISpark platform lets you craft your Web API very easily and then host it, but it’s not the only supported feature. The platform supports three different components as emphasized in the following figure: In addition to Web APIs, Descriptors allow you to design a Web API by, creating a structure from scratch or importing […]

- December 28, 2015
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It’s the Christmas edition of my API news column. The whole Restlet team is joining me to wish you a Merry Christmas! A startup journey on Amazon Web Services: from bare metal monolith, to serverless microservices. Benoît Hédiard talks about microservices developed in the Groovy programming language on Amazon Lambda, triggered by Amazon API Gateway. […]

- December 25, 2015
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Restlet Framework provides several approaches to handle exceptions on both client and server sides. You can choose to use the Restlet Framework API itself or use a higher level approach based on custom exceptions and / or annotated exceptions.

- December 21, 2015
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The world is abuzz with Star Wars, the force awakens! I had the chance to interview Paul Hallett about the Star Wars API! And don’t worry, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there’s no spoilers in there! Lorinda Brandon launches the API Craft blog, a place to explore, question and hypothesize with the API […]

- December 18, 2015
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My company, Restlet, joined the Open API Initiative at the Linux Foundation as a founding member, and one of the first few items discussed among all the members was… the name. 

- December 17, 2015
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Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) allows us to use Web applications within browsers when domains aren’t the same. For example, a site with domain test.org wants to execute AJAX requests to a Web application with domain mydomain.org using HTTP. Using CORS isn’t so simple especially when you face debugging difficulties. As a matter of fact, […]

- December 15, 2015
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The highly anticipated “Star Wars: the force awakens” new episode of the Star Wars franchise will be in display worldwide, and millions of fans will rush into theaters to watch it. Paul Hallett created a Star Wars web API that lists movie characters, films, starships, vehicles, species and planets.

- December 14, 2015
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Last week took place APIdays Paris 2015, and the API community has been abuzz about the great content, discussions, ideas, and topics covered. Restlet was present with a booth, as well as part of the show, with Jérôme Louvel speaking about the state of Web API languages, Jonathan Michaud on the differences & challenges of […]

- December 11, 2015
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HTTP provides a smart mechanism to manage formats of exchanged payloads. This mechanism is responsible for selecting the appropriate representation when servicing an HTTP request. This feature is called content negotiation or CONNEG. In this post, we will describe how to use it, as well as the different headers involved and the possible status codes […]

- December 10, 2015
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