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By: | Date: February 02, 2016 | Write a comment

DHC by Restlet brings enterprise development techniques to APIs used by cloud and connected mobile applications with new testing, collaboration capabilities and integration with Maven, Jenkins Palo Alto, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Restlet, providers of the leading API Platform as a Service, announced today the immediate availability of a new version of DHC by […]

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Categories: APISpark, DHC, General, News, Restlet, Studio
By: | Date: January 27, 2016 | Write a comment

The version 2.3.6 of the Restlet Framework has been released yesterday. You can get Maven artifacts from our public Maven repository, download a zip containing jar, javadocs and sources from or use the Eclipse update site, to get the latest and greatest of Restlet Framework.

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By: | Date: January 25, 2016 | Write a comment

Today marks an important milestone in Restlet’s mission to deliver a comprehensive and unified platform for API developers (which I will use here in the broad sense of the term: developers creating/publishing APIs and developers using/consuming APIs). API-centric development capabilities are meant to make the daily life of developers easier: from API contract design to […]

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Categories: APISpark, DHC, General, Restlet, Studio
By: | Date: December 15, 2015 | 2 comments

Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) allows us to use Web applications within browsers when domains aren’t the same. For example, a site with domain wants to execute AJAX requests to a Web application with domain using HTTP. Using CORS isn’t so simple especially when you face debugging difficulties. As a matter of fact, […]

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By: | Date: December 10, 2015 | Write a comment

HTTP provides a smart mechanism to manage formats of exchanged payloads. This mechanism is responsible for selecting the appropriate representation when servicing an HTTP request. This feature is called content negotiation or CONNEG. In this post, we will describe how to use it, as well as the different headers involved and the possible status codes […]

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By: | Date: November 16, 2015 | 2 comments

Last week, I had the chance to present at the Devoxx conference in Antwerp, Belgium, one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe, gathering over 3500 developers each year. This year, I talked about the never-ending debate on REST API design, covering quickly the basics of REST, and then moving on to HTTP verbs and […]

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Categories: General, REST
By: | Date: November 05, 2015 | Write a comment

Today Restlet joined the Open API Initiative (OAI) as a founding member. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, this new initiative is an unique opportunity for the API community to unite around a common API language that will facilitate the integration among various API tools offered by both open source projects and commercial vendors. Being part […]

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Categories: API definition, News, REST, Swagger · Tags: ,
By: | Date: October 07, 2015 | 1 comment

RESTful services are completely independent from clients. That means that services aren’t aware of clients that will use them and can be potentially consumed by different client kinds like applications and UIs. In the case of UIs, you need to take into account permissions in order to only provide the actions users can actually use. […]

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Categories: REST
By: | Date: September 24, 2015 | 1 comment

One thousand hackers sprinted for 24 hours to take home $85,000 in prizes for the best use of APIs. Some of the world’s largest companies spent all night trying to convince developers to use their API to build amazing things.

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By: | Date: September 15, 2015 | Write a comment

Hi! My name is Paul Doscher, and I am now the Old Surfer Dude here at Restlet. You know we at Restlet love unusual job titles, and someday I will tell the story about mine. In a more conventional company, my title would be CEO. This means that from now on, I will have the […]

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