Last week took place the API Strategy & Practice / APIDays Berlin conference. In this new edition of your API weekly news, I’ll start by covering all the great presentations that were given, hence why I’ve called today’s post the Berlin edition!
I’ve collected a few more slide decks of the conference:
- Jason Harmon on API design anti-patterns with useful advice on good API practices, derived from the practices followed at PayPal
- Lorinda Brandon of SmartBear on API readiness: visualizing & virtualizing, describing the keys to a successful API, and uncovering the concept of virtual APIs
- Adam Bird on Designing an API for developer happiness
- Oliver Gierke on Domain-Driven Design and Hypermedia
- Gareth Jones of the Microsoft OneNote team on running away from JSON
- Topher Bullock on the art of API gateways
- David Simons talked about decoupled APIs through micro-services
- Louis Dorard on predictive APIs with machine learning
- Darren Miller on hypermedia driven reuse
- Brendan McAdams on building beautiful APIs and microservices
- Léo Unbekant on Docker containers monitoring
- Further ProgrammableWeb coverage:
- Sébastien Cevey of the Guardian on Hypermedia API based infrastructure
- Gender gap grader API enables gender data revolution featuring Elian Carsenat and Elena Rossini
Tim Bray’s proposal for a 451 HTTP status code, to signal legal blockage of content, is making progress at the HTTP Working Group of the IETF.
Auth0 is rethinking backend with web tasks, in the webtask.io service, for backend-less applications, programmable webhooks, and multitenant sandboxes, as explained by Tomasz Janczuk on his blog and on AWS startup collection’s blog.
Following up Apigee’s ringing the bell of the Nasdaq with its IPO, there’s even a cURL message on the Nasdaq building.
Mike Amundsen is making progress on his Learning Client Hypermedia book for O’Reilly.
Thierry Templier of Restlet demonstrates how to implement OData services with Olingo.
Martin Brennan describes 4 ways APIs can be to gain competitive advantage.
Alan Frye studies the anatomy of an API.
For Nordic API’s blog, Kristopher Sandoval writes about API success and failure, and the importance of API metrics, and Jennifer Riggins describes how APIs are disrupting the way we think.
On SmartBear’s blog, Les Worley explains how to evangelize your API program to internal stakeholders.
Michał Nowak shares his vision of the API landscape in 2015, with Swagger, Hypermedia and Microservices.
Tim Schlechter created an integration to generate Swagger documentation for ElasticSearch clusters to quickly invoke and test the ElasticSearch API.
A handy tool I’ve spotted: the cURL builder, to easily create cURL queries when you don’t remember by heart the parameters for the cURL command-line.
Another one with planb, a kind of proxy tool to serve and refresh some payload, regardless of whether the proxied API is up or down.
Testing REST APIs with the Rest-assured Java library.
Markus Eisele gives a kickstart on API management with JBoss’ Apiman 1.0.