- November 20, 2015

Let’s start the news, selfishly, with the ones from Restlet!

Jérôme Louvel interviewed Ed Anuff and Marsh Gardiner of Apigee for InfoQ. And speaking of Apigee, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor sees a booming API economy.

APIs are shaping the cities of the future on the APIdays Medium page. To make that happen, the article lists 3 steps to create citizen-focused API automation: offering cadastral & demographic data via APIs, taking a user-centric approach, and applying APIs and data to use case challenges.

Colin Morris lists 3 API trends shaping the future of apps: APIs will drive artificial intelligence, APIs will become software products, and APIs are public service.

Following up the announcement of the Open API Initiative (see my coverage in my previous API weekly news), PayPal’s Jason Harmon says Swagger is now a part of PayPal’s future.

SmartBear created an infographic explaining how to calculate the worth of an API.

On API monetization, Jennifer Riggins claims that free APIs can also be profitable.

On The New Stack, Mark Boyd tells about the importance of APIs in the container age.

On Nordic APIs blog, Bill Doerrfeld asks what languages should your API helper libraries support? and how do you connect every company in the world?

On ProgrammableWeb, APIs are helping to make tech invisible by Zach Walchuk. And Martin W Brennan talks about the role of the API evangelist in the enterprise.

Luke Stokes explains why your colleagues still don’t understand Hypermedia APIs.

Neil Mansilla details how to manage API tests with Runscope’s new import/export feature.

An interesting approach of API contract discovery by Stoplight: with a special proxy, by analysing the ongoing traffic, the definition of the API is being discovered. It’s pretty handy to discover the API definition of a big API that has no standard definition (Swagger, RAML, API Blueprint, etc.)

Tapir, a website with a web form to scaffold the structure of your Swagger API definition.

Hugo Wood released version 6.3.0 of Fanfaron, his Java model of the Swagger 2.0 specification, which improves upon swagger-model with a simpler model matching better the Swagger specification.

Darrel Miller puts a fresh coat of REST paint on a SOAP stack.

How to build an API in 10 minutes with a little help from Amazon’s Lambda and API gateway , by Pete Gamache.

On the Pusher blog, Phil Leggetter gives 5 reasons why you should have a real-time API.

Scott Lowe presents the Mac OS based Paw API testing tool on his blog. He also recently presented the nifty jq command line tool, for working with JSON on the command-line.

Andreas Evers presented about Spring REST Docs, a nice approach to documenting RESTful APIs by using your tests, ensuring that your implementation and documentation are always synchronized.

Niklas Heidloff shows the usage of Swagger 2.0 in a Spring Boot application to document APIs.

A Swagger AssertJ test library, from Robert Winkler, which compares a contract-first Swagger with a code-first generated Swagger definition.

A tutorial building an API with Spring REST, OAuth2 and Angular.JS by Eugen Paraschiv.

Abhishek Gupta shows the JSON-P support in JAX-RS 2.

The RAML team comes back on the last two weeks, following the launch of RAML 1.0.

A new API Blueprint parser in Python.

More API news:

  • API developer weekly #86 and #87
  • REST API notes Nov 18th
  • Nordic APIs blog weekly digest #21
  • Runscope’s fortnight in APIs VI