Looking for best practices on building RESTful APIs? This book is for you!
Why? Because this book is packed with best practices on technical aspects of RESTful API Design, including the correct use of resources, URIs, representations, content types, data formats, parameters, HTTP status codes and HTTP methods. It also includes best practices for evolution and versioning, security, performance and availability issues.
API description languages (RAML and Swagger) are introduced as a way to document your API design decisions.
An API development methodology is proposed to provide some guidance towards efficient API development.
The API-University Series is a modular series of books on API-related topics. Each book focuses on a particular API topic, so you can select the topics within APIs, which are relevant for you.
You purchase the EPUB Version of the API Design Book (for your eBook Reader).
Keywords: RESTful, REST, API Design, API, API Description Languages, RAML, Swagger
A Must Read
"A must-read for anyone developing and designing APIs. The book is full of practical advice and walks you through the important decisions you need to make when building an API. You can feel that the author is speaking from personal experience. The REST concepts are well explained, many examples show the proper application of REST and the best practices are easy to follow."
***** 5 Stars on Amazon, August 29, 2016
Well structured, open and highly informative
"Well structured, open and highly informative guide to the craft of smart, effective API Design. A highly consumable, must-have reference for API Designers, Architects, Engineers and tech savvy Product Managers. Eloquently delivered by a thought leaders from the API World!"
***** 5 Stars on Amazon, December 8, 2016