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You have been working on your API or have already published a version, and it’s time for your API developers to implement it or for your consumers to call it. Now how should you proceed? Write your API server application or your client SDK by hand? No, much simpler than that! Let APISpark auto-generate both […]

- April 28, 2015
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Jérôme Louvel interviews RAML creator Uri Sarid for InfoQ and talks about the API industry, governance, technology and acquisitions. Kirsten Hunter is writing a book called Irresistible APIs, and you can follow the book progress with Manning’s Early Access Program. And if you’re interested, you can use the code “mlhunter” to get a discount (valid […]

- April 24, 2015
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In our previous article on API analytics, we saw how API producers could learn more about how their APIs are used thanks to some pretty graphs showing the number of calls, the HTTP methods and status codes being used, where in the world calls are coming from, or what client was used to make those […]

- April 22, 2015
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InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp writes about Twitter’s firehose shut-off as a hazard to the API economy. Kin Lane comes back on the topic as well. Nordics Apis explains that APIs are part of the “creative palette” mentioning the case of Absolut Vodka’s drink API! Bruno Pedro, in part 3 of the API lifecycle development stage speaks about […]

- April 17, 2015
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Whether you’re managing an existing API through APISpark, or if you’ve developed a “full stack” API (ie. leveraging the built-in entity store), or are leveraging a wrapper around Google Spreadsheet… you’ll want to know how your API is being used by your consumers! Fortunately, you can get some great insight through the Analytics section of […]

- April 15, 2015
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Ole Lensmar of SmartBear authored a guest post on 3Scale’s blog on Swagger for the masses, covering SmartBear’s plans for Swagger and the governance of the Swagger specification. With all the buzz around Swagger, I’d like to highlight a recent addition to APISpark: built-in Swagger UI support, to quickly try out your APIs directly from […]

- April 10, 2015
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Your API is deployed, you are starting to make it available to consumers. That’s when the risk is the greatest: if you become a victim of your success, for example if your API is getting too many calls, response time may start degrading, and users may not stick around long enough for you to fix […]

- April 09, 2015
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Building your Web API is one thing, and APISpark lets you do that, but you’ll quickly need to try that API, see how it works, check out what it returns, as you iterate over its design. That’s why the APISpark API platform is embedding the Swagger UI to allow you to quickly call out the […]

- April 07, 2015
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Happy Easter everyone! Our little Sparky mascot here at Restlet is having fun with Easter bunnies and eating some chocolate eggs! And speaking of Easter, there’s a fun little API game where you have to wade through a maze to find some Easter eggs — I even created a little Groovy script to explore the […]

- April 03, 2015
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Guillaume Laforge, of the Groovy programming language project fame, who recently joined Restlet, is making the show at Devoxx France next week with 4 presentations!

- April 01, 2015
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