Archive for the 'API Design' Category

The Number One NIH Syndrome Sympton (or, How I learned to not invent wheels and learned to love 3rd party components.)

I try hard to not reinvent wheels. First, I’m lazy… really lazy. Second, I normally am trying to solve a problem unrelated to building wheels. Finally, if I built a wheel you’d probably never ever EVAR even think of using it.

Image stolen from: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040403/mathtrek.asp

Let’s look at the number one NIH Syndrome symptom.

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How to Provide a Web API

Alex Bosworth lays it down in 5 simple rules.

What are a few simple rules for providing a web API? Keep it clean and simple Stick to standards Make it about data Keep it working Design for updates http://www.sourcelabs.com/blogs/ajb/2006/08/how_to_provide_a_web_api.html

Link via Jeremy Zawodny’s [...]