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At Restlet, we’re always trying to facilitate the path towards making the first call to your API. That’s why we’ve added the built-in Swagger UI a while ago, why the DHC team joined us, and last week, we’ve put in production a nice new little feature: calling your API with a code snippet! We’ve adopted […]

- October 16, 2015
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Mobile and front-end developers are fond of Backend-as-a-Service solutions to quickly setup the server infrastructure for their application. You need to deliver an app to your customer, and you’re more on the client-side of the story, so diving into the arcane of backend development, application deployment and server administration can be seen as a painful […]

- October 14, 2015
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As you may have read, we’re sponsoring a hive in France to save the bees! Every month, we get a little update on how it’s doing and so we thought we’d share some of the interesting information we received with you. As those in the Northern hemisphere will know, in October we start to get into […]

- October 13, 2015
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With your API hosted on or managed through APISpark, you’ll naturally want to call your API! You could obviously copy the endpoint and path, the credentials, etc, and craft your curl call on the command-line. Or you could use the built-in Swagger UI to directly debug or play with your API directly in the browser. […]

- October 12, 2015
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Quite a bit of content these days on the Restlet blog: with two screencasts on managing an API with an agent on APISpark and setting up a custom domain for your API. Thierry Templier wrote about handling permissions in RESTful services. An interview with Filip Kolaric on DHC by Restlet. The slides of Guillaume Blondeau […]

- October 09, 2015
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In this new screencast, we show you how to manage your API with APISpark, even if your API was created elsewhere. In a couple of minutes, you will learn how to create a connector, set up authentication and test your API. It’s as easy as that!

- October 08, 2015
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RESTful services are completely independent from clients. That means that services aren’t aware of clients that will use them and can be potentially consumed by different client kinds like applications and UIs. In the case of UIs, you need to take into account permissions in order to only provide the actions users can actually use. […]

- October 07, 2015
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Restlet recently announced the acquisition of DHC, a fantastic tool that allow API developers and developers using APIs  to interact, test, and debug web APIs. Guillaume Laforge, Product Ninja & Advocate at Restlet, interviews Filip Kolařík, the founder and creator of DHC, now Senior API Enthusiast at Restlet.

- October 06, 2015
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Last month Jérôme Louvel, Restlet’s Chief Geek and CTO, and I were speaking at the Cassandra Summit in Santa Clara, California. We talked about how we built a multi-tenant API PaaS (APISpark) with DataStax Enterprise Search.  We identified several challenges we faced and explained the solutions we chose. In this blog article, I’ll make a […]

- October 05, 2015
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Yves de Montcheuil argues that an API is not the product, but it makes the product better, as APIs help go multi-channel, enable contributions, help connect with partners, and open up new interactions. Swagger creator Tony Tam is joining SmartBear to further develop Swagger, and launched SwaggerHub, an online service to build, collaborate and integrate […]

- October 02, 2015
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