A Practical Approach to API Design
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Last updated on 2016-02-25
About the Book
If you read the tech press, everyone knows they need an API but most aren't really sure what it is. They treat it as another checkbox like "Web 2.0" was a few years ago or a mobile app was most recently. In fact, there’s an entire “API-first” movement in development circles that most people don’t understand or even realize why. In this book, we'll start by discussing the what an API is, why you might need one, and follow up with the how to build one.
This book is incomplete, lacking one last appendix. As a result, we hope this book becomes a conversation as we continue writing. When you find something interesting, let us know. If you think we’re wrong, say so. If you think we’re right, tell your friends. If you want us to teach your team more and deeper concepts, please let us know.
Towards that goal, we have one remaining chapter on our drawing board:
- API Design Patterns
- SOLID Design Principles
- Naming - Resources & Parameters
- Authorization - Tokens vs Credentials
- Link Relations
- Error Handling
- Caching - Strategies & ETags
- Hard vs Soft Deletes
This is a 5-book team package of A Practical Approach to API Design.
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