What Exactly is REST?

Learn how REST is used and find out what’s in a name Show Notes In the fourth episode of the API Academy’s new podcast series, Erik Wilde, Mike Amundsen and Ronnie Mitra work towards a complete and precise definition of REST. They also talk about how REST is used and pose the question: “What’s in a name?”

Service Landscaping

Learn a technique for managing services in your Web architecture Show Notes In the second episode of our podcast series, Erik Wilde explains his concept of service landscaping. When the services in your Web architecture proliferate, you need a way to manage them. Erik describes his philosophy for “landscaping” services to improve the overall architecture and the organization they live in.


Explore a new query language for APIs Show Notes In the first episode of our podcast series, we take a close look at GraphQL―an emerging query language for APIs, which has already been adopted by some high-profile digital enterprises. But is it a good choice for building API-powered apps? And could it even be a replacement for REST?

A Guide to REST & API Design

CA recently released a new eBook A Guide to REST & API Design that is based (in part) on a talk I gave at the 2012 Code PaLOUsa in Louisville, KY. The approach is a bit atypical for most REST papers or presentations. I decided to focus on some of the broader issues around design in general and then relate that to…

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