RESTful API Design (API-University Series) (Volume 3)
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Looking for best practices in RESTful APIs? This book is for you! Why? Because this book is packed with best practices on many technical aspects of RESTful API Design, such as the correct use of resources, URIs, representations, content types, data formats, parameters, HTTP status codes and HTTP methods. You want to design and develop APIs like a Pro? Use API description languages to both design APIs and develop APIs efficiently. The book introduces the two most common API description languages RAML and OpenAPI/Swagger. Your APIs connect to legacy systems? The book shows best practices for connecting APIs to existing backend systems. You expect lots of traffic on your API? The book shows you how to achieve high security, performance, availability and smooth evolution and versioning. Your company cares about its customers? Learn a customer-centric design and development approach for APIs, so you can design APIs as digital products. The API-University Series is a modular series of books on API-related topics. Each book focuses on a particular API topic, so you can select the topics within APIs, which are relevant for you. Keywords: RESTful, REST, API Design, API, API Description Languages, RAML, OpenAPI/Swagger
About the Author
Matthias has provided expertise to international and national companies on software architecture, software development processes and software integration. At some point he got a PhD. Nowadays, Matthias uses his background in software engineering to help companies to realize their digital transformation agenda and to bring innovative software solutions to the market. He also loves sharing his knowledge in the classroom, at workshops and in his books. Matthias is an instructor at the API-University, publishes a blog on APIs, is author of several books on APIs and regularly speaks at technology conferences.
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By Alviset Christophe
I learnt a lot. Very progressive, easy to read, suite detailed. Many thanks
Useful links to internet resources. Examples simple and to the point
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Highly Consumable Design Guide from Leading API Evangelist!
By Amazon Customer
Well structured, open and highly informative guide to the craft of smart, effective API Design. A highly consumable, must-have reference for API Designers, Architects, Engineers and tech savvy Product Managers. Eloquently delivered by a thought leaders from the API World!
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A must-read for anyone developing and designing APIs
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A must-read for anyone developing and designing APIs. The book is full of practical advice and walks you through the important decisions you need to make when building an API. You can feel that the author is speaking from personal experience. The REST concepts are well explained, many examples show the proper application of REST and the best practices are easy to follow.
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