Software Architecture and Beautiful APIs
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Software Architecture and Beautiful APIs

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There is no better way to learn how to design good APIs than to look at many existing examples, complementing the Software Architecture theory on API design.

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Software Architecture

visual lecture notes
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These are the revised and illustrated notes of the Software Architecture lecture of the Master in Software and Data Engineering held at the Software Institute at USI Lugano, Switzerland during the Spring of 2023.

The book includes the script for these lectures:

  1. Introduction
  2. Quality Attributes
  3. Definitions
  4. Modeling Software Architecture
  5. Modularity and Components
  6. Reusability and Interfaces
  7. Composability and Connectors
  8. Compatibility and Coupling
  9. Deployability, Portability and Containers
  10. Scalability
  11. Availability and Services
  12. Flexibility and Microservices

Beautiful APIs

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This book presents the catalog of a virtual exhibition featuring the structural visualizations of 93 Web APIs of different sizes and shapes. The diagrams are drawn based on the exact API specification found on some open source repository.

While there are many books on how to design good APIs, the goal of this book is to show a small sample of actual API designs. There is a lot that can be learned from them.

All APIs represented are Web APIs: they come from the time when many attempted with very different results to use the HTTP protocol to remotely invoke software delivered as a service.

The APIs have been selected mainly due to their visual appearance.

Erik Wilde
Michael O'Flaherty

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