Undisturbed REST: a Guide to Designing the Perfect API
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Undisturbed REST: a Guide to Designing the Perfect API

Second Edition

About the Book

Believe it or not, building an API is the easy part. What is far more challenging is to put together an API design that will stand the test of time, while also meeting your developers' needs. After all, no matter how well written your code may be, without a strong foundation, you will find your API quickly failing.

Undisturbed REST works to tackle this issue through the use of modern design techniques and technology, showing how to carefully design your API with your users and longevity in-mind, taking advantage of a design-first approach- while incorporating best practices and hard lessons learned. After reading Undisturbed REST, you'll have a strong understanding of APIs, best practices, and available tooling for designing, prototyping, sharing, documenting, and generating tooling (such as SDKs) around your API.

The second edition of Mike Stowe's best selling book on API design is packed with even more information and updates on APIs including building an API-led architecture, GraphQL, new innovations in REST, security concerns, and more.

Every chapter challenges readers with hands on exercises and quiz style reviews to help you understand the importance of what you've just read and put it into practical application.

More importantly, you'll be equipped to design and build an API not just for today, but one that can stand the test of time and lead your application into tomorrow.

About the Authors

Nomad PHP
Nomad PHP

Nomad PHP provides professional level training for developers with our all-inclusive subscription packages. With Nomad PHP developers can stream live PHP conferences, monthly talks, watch hundreds of videos on demand, read books online, obtain certifications, and more.

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Mike Stowe
Mike Stowe

Michael Stowe is a professional, Zend Certified Engineer with over 15 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. Over the last seven years he has been focused on API design and ways to improve industry standards, speaking at numerous API conferences worldwide and being published across numerous publications. Michael helped move the industry to a design-first mentality coining Spec Driven Development and pushing the use of API specifications.

Michael has worked with numerous companies to help them build their API strategies, including some of the largest and best known brands worldwide. While at MuleSoft he helped develop MuleSoft’s API strategy, before moving to RingCentral where he was part of the team that received numerous API awards including API Nordics Best Public API 2018.

When not focusing on API design and Developer Experience, Michael spends his time with his fiancee, pretending to be a movie buff, being constantly harassed by his two cats, losing terribly in Call of Duty, organizing community events, and working on Nomad PHP.

You can learn more about Michael on his website at https://mikestowe.com or follow him on Twitter @mikegstowe.

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