We live in an API Economy where APIs are more important to business success than ever before. Companies are digitalizing their businesses at a breathtaking rate, and they use APIs to integrate customers and partners into their new digital business processes.
Swagger is the most widely used standard for specifying and documenting REST Services.
This is a practical guide (with lots of examples) to help SQL developers quickly learn the basics of RESTful Web Services.
The wildly ambitious goal of this blog post is to collect all best practices for REST APIs, and organize them into an easy to use checklist.
RESTful Web Services are awesome for performing basic CRUD operations on database tables, but they get even more exciting when you realize that they can also be used for modeling workflows and other advanced stuff.
To put it mildly, the World Wide Web was an unexpected success. What had started out as a convenient way for research labs to connect with each other suddenly exploded in size.
You can significantly boost the performance of your RESTful services by setting a simple HTTP response header. Learn how to do it.
There are few things worse than a really nasty data corruption issue. Especially if it has occurred silently over a long period of time, so when...
If you need to develop a REST API for a database-driven application, it's almost irresistible not to use the database tables as REST resources, the four HTTP methods as CRUD operations, and then simply expose your thinly-wrapped database as a REST API.