When developers started around 2003 to look into REST APIs as a lighter alternative to SOAP services, not only were the heavy set of specifications discarded, but the associated tooling was perceived as unnecessary. REST and pure HTTP being so much simpler and by nature very interoperable, why would you need contracts, code generators and […]Read article
Your next promotion might lead you to a career in API design or project management. The API industry is booming and there’s a shortage of people with the right skills. Do you have what it takes to leverage the API economy in your career? According to a recent Gartner report, “Every company is a technology […]
Prepare for the next wave of mobile, IoT, and big data applications. To give you pointers to this brave new world, we invite you to join me, Jerome Louvel, chief geek and founder of Restlet, on Thursday, September 22nd at 7.00pm at our Palo Alto office.
We attended the June API-Craft monthly meeting, off 9th street in San Francisco. Questions were mostly technical, but sometimes covered business (“How does Capital One measure its investment in API development?”) and politics (“How does the Open API Initiative guard against undue corporate influence?”).
Today Restlet joined the Open API Initiative (OAI) as a founding member. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, this new initiative is an unique opportunity for the API community to unite around a common API language that will facilitate the integration among various API tools offered by both open source projects and commercial vendors. Being part […]
Restlet is pleased to announce the acquisition of DHC, the Dev HTTP Client Chrome app and online service. With the DHC team and technology now on board, Restlet enriches its tool belt with a handy and powerful solution for Web API discovery, testing and debugging. Our goal is to bring you a complete platform and […]
We have just released a maintenance version on the stable branch of Restlet Framework. The changes log of Restlet Framework 2.3.3: Bugs fixed Redirector does not translate response’s entity location reference. Issue #1069. Fixed tunnelFilter. + symbol (%2b) converted incorrectly when media query parameter is used. Issue #804. Reported by Rob Elsner. Fixed never ending call when an […]
Recently, SmartBear took over the Swagger project from its founder Tony Tam. This is exciting news. With the corporate sponsorship of a company like SmartBear, businesses with a stake in Swagger can now work together to take Swagger and API languages to the next level. It’s a huge opportunity for people with a stake in […]
I’m pleased to announce that Guillaume Laforge, well-known Java Rock Star, and project manager for Groovy, has joined Restlet to help accelerate the evolution of API tools that are critically needed by software developers. The Groovy ecosystem and community are extremely vibrant. In 2014, Groovy was downloaded 4.5 million times. Restlet plans to use Groovy […]
Justin Karneges, CEO of Fanout, stood up in front of 50 developers at a recent API Craft meetup in San Francisco and painted a picture of a world where APIs pushed data to recipients in realtime. In Justin’s vision, news, stock information, chat, collaborative tools, and games will all be handled with a realtime API […]