REST

Can APX help in developing usable and accessible APIs?

19 October 2013

Given how important APIs have become in driving the reach of applications and services, it’s surprising how little investment is made in the usability of APIs as opposed to UIs. Perhaps the principals and techniques used by UX should be applied to developing more effective APIs…

Netflix has abandoned OData – does the standard have a future without an ecosystem?

17 June 2013

Netflix have closed their OData catalogue and EBay seem to have quietly put their implementation out to grass. With a shrinking ecosystem and no marquee services, does Microsoft’s data standard have a future?

REST services may not have standards, but they should follow conventions

17 December 2012

REST is more of an architectural style than a set of standards. That said, a service should follow certain conventions if it is to be predictable and simple to work with.