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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 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 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: March 27, 2015 | 1 comment

Seems that you enjoyed the first edition of “this week in API land”? So let’s continue on our journey to share interesting API related content! First of all, I’d like to start with birthday wishes! cURL just turned 17 last week! All API developers have come to be pretty intimate with cURL when interacting with […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, General, News, REST
By: | Date: March 25, 2015 | Write a comment

The venerable cURL command-line tool to interact with URLs throughout various protocols just turned 17 last week. Daniel Stenberg, the creator of cURL, is still to this day the leader of the project, showing an amazing track record, and gives an interesting overview of the cURL story on his blog. Daniel started cURL when Open […]

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Categories: APISpark, Ecosystem, General, REST
By: | Date: March 23, 2015 | Write a comment

We have been hearing from first-time users of the Open Source Restlet Framework that it was not always easy to figure out what to download when you were new to the concept of REST API development. And indeed, Restlet Framework comes in 5 editions, it can be installed locally through a Zip download, you can configure […]

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By: | Date: March 20, 2015 | Write a comment

As key players in the world of APIs, with our APISpark platform for managing APIs, our Restlet Studio to craft APIs and with the Restlet Framework to build restful Web APIs, we’re watching with passion what’s happening in the land of APIs. And we’re coming across interesting articles, blog posts, that we found valuable to […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, General, News
By: | Date: March 16, 2015 | 1 comment

A Web API corresponds to an application programming interface that can leverage the Web technologies to execute processing and manipulate data. Modern Web APIs follow the REST principles to be as easy to use and lightweight as possible. Typically it provides a set of resources that exchange representations. Far from being a high level guide, […]

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Categories: General, REST
By: | Date: March 02, 2015 | 5 comments

Several years ago, while networking within the Open Source ecosystem in France, I met Jérôme Louvel with his Restlet Framework.  I’ve been following what he’s built on the theme of APIs ever since. Recently, I was blown away by what the amazing APISpark platform and the Restlet Studio have to offer to developers, as well […]

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By: | Date: March 02, 2015 | 10 comments

I’m pleased to announce that Guillaume Laforge, well-known Java Rock Star, and project manager for Groovy, has joined Restlet to help accelerate the evolution of API tools that are critically needed by software developers. The Groovy ecosystem and community are extremely vibrant.  In 2014, Groovy was downloaded 4.5 million times.  Restlet plans to use Groovy […]

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