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By: | Date: April 24, 2015 | Write a comment

Jérôme Louvel interviews RAML creator Uri Sarid for InfoQ and talks about the API industry, governance, technology and acquisitions. Kirsten Hunter is writing a book called Irresistible APIs, and you can follow the book progress with Manning’s Early Access Program. And if you’re interested, you can use the code “mlhunter” to get a discount (valid […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, General, News, REST
By: | Date: April 22, 2015 | Write a comment

In our previous article on API analytics, we saw how API producers could learn more about how their APIs are used thanks to some pretty graphs showing the number of calls, the HTTP methods and status codes being used, where in the world calls are coming from, or what client was used to make those […]

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Categories: APISpark
By: | Date: April 17, 2015 | Write a comment

InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp writes about Twitter’s firehose shut-off as a hazard to the API economy. Kin Lane comes back on the topic as well. Nordics Apis explains that APIs are part of the “creative palette” mentioning the case of Absolut Vodka’s drink API! Bruno Pedro, in part 3 of the API lifecycle development stage speaks about […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, General, News, REST
By: | Date: April 15, 2015 | Write a comment

Whether you’re managing an existing API through APISpark, or if you’ve developed a “full stack” API (ie. leveraging the built-in entity store), or are leveraging a wrapper around Google Spreadsheet… you’ll want to know how your API is being used by your consumers! Fortunately, you can get some great insight through the Analytics section of […]

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Categories: APISpark
By: | Date: April 10, 2015 | Write a comment

Ole Lensmar of SmartBear authored a guest post on 3Scale’s blog on Swagger for the masses, covering SmartBear’s plans for Swagger and the governance of the Swagger specification. With all the buzz around Swagger, I’d like to highlight a recent addition to APISpark: built-in Swagger UI support, to quickly try out your APIs directly from […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, General, News, REST
By: | Date: April 09, 2015 | Write a comment

Your API is deployed, you are starting to make it available to consumers. That’s when the risk is the greatest: if you become a victim of your success, for example if your API is getting too many calls, response time may start degrading, and users may not stick around long enough for you to fix […]

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Categories: APISpark
By: | Date: April 07, 2015 | Write a comment

Building your Web API is one thing, and APISpark lets you do that, but you’ll quickly need to try that API, see how it works, check out what it returns, as you iterate over its design. That’s why the APISpark API platform is embedding the Swagger UI to allow you to quickly call out the […]

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Categories: APISpark
By: | Date: April 03, 2015 | Write a comment

Happy Easter everyone! Our little Sparky mascot here at Restlet is having fun with Easter bunnies and eating some chocolate eggs! And speaking of Easter, there’s a fun little API game where you have to wade through a maze to find some Easter eggs — I even created a little Groovy script to explore the […]

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Categories: General, News, REST
By: | Date: April 01, 2015 | Write a comment

Guillaume Laforge, of the Groovy programming language project fame, who recently joined Restlet, is making the show at Devoxx France next week with 4 presentations!

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Categories: Groovy, Java
By: | Date: March 30, 2015 | Write a comment

With the APISpark API platform, you can easily expose external data sources via a Web API — for example a Google Spreadsheet or a SQL database, an S3 or Github file store, as well as Parse and Firebase backends. You can find more information on how to do that in our tutorials. But sometimes, such […]

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Categories: APISpark