This week was under the hospice of the GlueCon conference in Denver! And we have some news and content about the conference to share today.
Just as the Java programming language is celebrating its 20 years of existence, Restlet Framework is also reaching an important milestone with its 10 year anniversary.
Our own Thierry Templier blogs about implementing bulk updates with RESTful web services.
Jérôme Louvel presented about how REST APIs can glue all types of devices together and how to publish your SQL data as Web APIs.
Lorinda Brandon spoke about API readiness, visualization and virtualization.
Use and re-use of API description languages in the design lifecycle presented by Mark W. Foster.
Daniel Stenberg of cURL fame talks announces that RFC 7540 is now the official RFC for HTTP/2.
On the Nordic APIs blog, Kristopher Sandoval comments the REST vs SOAP vs Thrift for the microservices showdown. And Claire Hunsaker of Stormpath wonders when REST is better than SOAP. Andreas Krohn shares seven important API design lessons.
Also note that the videos of the Nordic APIs conference tour are online on YouTube.
Jerrod Horton details the cost of not documenting your APIs.
The “API economy” is upon us, says George Leopold, covering the recent news in funding, valuations, etc.
Dave Goldberg of Apiary tells us about the role of the API designer, with regards to the legacy, the silos of complexity, and how APIs must reflect the business vision.
From Barcelona, a recap of APIDays Mediterranean, with a video interview of Kin Lane, words on IoT, hypermedia and more.
Randall Degges explains what the heck is OAuth on Stormpath’s blog.
At WS-REST, Ronnie Mitra presented Rapido, an approach to sketching Web APIs.
LinkedIn started restricting access to its API last week.
3scale’s Steven Willmott announces the improved Swagger 2 support in ActiveDocs, and Victor Delgado shares the second part about how to load test and tune the performance of your API (you can check part one too).
Ahmed Nassri of Mashape goes through the integration of Mashape with the Paw web API client app for Macs.
Ronnie Mitra from CA presented a talk on the complexity in APIs during the Nordic API tour.
In a .Net context, Paul Ballard gives REST APIs some metadata Swagger.
A little tool of the day, to load test your API, there’s a Go program called Boom, which is pretty similar to ab (Apache Bench).
Another tool for the road with Restful.JS, a framework agnostic RESTful Web API client.
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