Building APIs in Ruby : Rails 5 and Grape

Wondering what to build you next API in? Consider Ruby. With multiple robust open-source frameworks and a fantastic community behind it, Ruby is an excellent choice when getting started with larger API projects. Let's take a look at two popular frameworks to see how you can … [Read more...]

The API Copyright Debate Surfaces Again

It all started back in May 2014, when a federal appeals court made a ruling that sparked outrage and controversy in the software industry. Their decision was theoretically a final step in the long-standing lawsuit between Google and Oracle, where Oracle claims that Android … [Read more...]

Hypermedia and State Machines: RESTFest 2014

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - not really Darwin https://storify.com/lindybrandon/restfest-2014-hypermedia-and-state-machines-of-cou … [Read more...]

API Readiness: do you have what you need?

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice and talk about one of my favorite subjects... APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted wings recently and is now driving much of the software business economy, both at … [Read more...]

Working with Hypermedia APIs

You have probably used APIs (application programming interfaces) of all sorts when creating applications. It doesn’t matter what the platform is, developers generally have to work with APIs to get any work done because modern applications rely on code that is written by … [Read more...]