In our previous post we have discovered the two perspectives of API design but whatever the chosen design perspective, there’s a key concept to keep in mind when designing APIs: Consistency. But what does really means being consistent in API design and why does it matter? This is what we will talk about in this post. […]Read article
API design is a matter of point of view, an API can be designed from two perspectives: outside in and inside out. While the outside in approach focuses on creating an API from the consumer point of view regardless of what happens behind the API; the inside out one focuses on giving consumers direct access […]
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 […]
We are happy to announce that Restlet Studio now supports RAML 1.0 export and import. Let’s take this opportunity to have a look at the differences between RAML 1.0 and its main counterpart, OAS 2.0. What is RAML 1.0? RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) is one of the most popular API definition languages along with […]
Now with more expressivity than before, Restlet Studio is the easiest and most accurate way to design your APIs, and export them to OAS / Swagger with absolute precision. These improvements are all included in your automatically generated and hosted API documentation. Restlet Studio is growing to meet the demands of its community of API […]
Fraustein talks about his team’s radical agility development organization that is optimized for an API-first approach. He explains what an API-first approach is, and provides tips on building good APIs for scalable microservice architectures where a large number of services are offered efficiently.
For some time now, you have been asking for a way to share a read-only view of your API design with others involved in your API project. From now on, every Restlet Studio API will have an associated API documentation. Just open the new API settings page, click publish, and you’re good to go. Sleek and […]
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 […]
The Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle Lee has set out some positive goals for open data and API management and testing. The USPTO currently includes seven different APIs, in different stages of completion, with more being added approximately 1-2 per month.
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.