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Build APIs You Won t Hate

Build APIs You Won t Hate Author Phil Sturgeon
ISBN-10 0692232699
Release 2015-08-12
Pages 188
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API development is becoming increasingly common for server-side developers thanks to the rise of front-end JavaScript frameworks, iPhone applications, and API-centric architectures. It might seem like grabbing stuff from a data source and shoving it out as JSON would be easy, but surviving changes in business logic, database schema updates, new features, or deprecated endpoints can be a nightmare. After finding many of the existing resources for API development to be lacking, Phil learned a lot of things the hard way through years of trial and error. This book aims to condense that experience, taking examples and explanations further than the trivial apples and pears nonsense tutorials often provide. By passing on some best practices and general good advice you can hit the ground running with API development, combined with some horror stories and how they were overcome/avoided/averted. This book will discuss the theory of designing and building APIs in any language or framework, with this theory applied in PHP-based examples.



Practical API Design

Practical API Design Author Jaroslav Tulach
ISBN-10 9781430209744
Release 2008-09-20
Pages 387
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You might think more than enough design books exist in the programming world already. In fact, there are so many that it makes sense to ask why you would read yet another. Is there really a need for yet another design book? In fact, there is a greater need than ever before, and Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect fills that need! Teaches you how to write an API that will stand the test of time Written by the designer of the NetBeans API at Sun Technologies Based on best practices, scalability, and API design patterns



APIs A Strategy Guide

APIs  A Strategy Guide Author Daniel Jacobson
ISBN-10 9781449308926
Release 2011-12-19
Pages 134
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"Creating channels with application programming interfaces"--Cover.



Irresistible APIs Designing Web APIs That Developers Will Love

Irresistible APIs  Designing Web APIs That Developers Will Love Author Kirsten L. Hunter
ISBN-10 1617292559
Release 2016-01-31
Pages 325
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A Web API is a platform with a web-style interface developers can use to implement functionality. Well-designed APIs feel like a natural extension of the application, rather than just a new interface into the backend database. Designing Web APIs based on use cases allows an organization to develop irresistible APIs, which developers can consume easily and which support the business values of that organization. Irresistible APIs provides step-by-step, jargon-free guidance for designing APIs that reflect an application's core business value, delight the developers who use them, and will stand the test of time. In it, business product managers and developers learn to treat an API as a first class product, discovering what questions to ask during design so that the first version is the best possible product. Because APIs are a combination of business needs and technical implementations, exercises throughout the book present both sides of the design process, allowing users to engage with the material that's most comfortable and relevant for them. After reading, teams will be able to design APIs that attract developers, lead their industry, and add value to their core business. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.



Framework Design Guidelines

Framework Design Guidelines Author Krzysztof Cwalina
ISBN-10 0321605004
Release 2008-10-22
Pages 480
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This is the eBook version of the print title, Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition . Access to all the samples, applications, and content on the DVD is available through the product catalog page www.informit.com/title/9780321545619 Navigate to the “Downloads” tab and click on the “DVD Contents” links - see instructions in back pages of your eBook. Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition, teaches developers the best practices for designing reusable libraries for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Expanded and updated for .NET 3.5, this new edition focuses on the design issues that directly affect the programmability of a class library, specifically its publicly accessible APIs. This book can improve the work of any .NET developer producing code that other developers will use. It includes copious annotations to the guidelines by thirty-five prominent architects and practitioners of the .NET Framework, providing a lively discussion of the reasons for the guidelines as well as examples of when to break those guidelines. Microsoft architects Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams teach framework design from the top down. From their significant combined experience and deep insight, you will learn The general philosophy and fundamental principles of framework design Naming guidelines for the various parts of a framework Guidelines for the design and extending of types and members of types Issues affecting–and guidelines for ensuring–extensibility How (and how not) to design exceptions Guidelines for–and examples of–common framework design patterns Guidelines in this book are presented in four major forms: Do, Consider, Avoid, and Do not. These directives help focus attention on practices that should always be used, those that should generally be used, those that should rarely be used, and those that should never be used. Every guideline includes a discussion of its applicability, and most include a code example to help illuminate the dialogue. Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition, is the only definitive source of best practices for managed code API development, direct from the architects themselves. A companion DVD includes the Designing .NET Class Libraries video series, instructional presentations by the authors on design guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework. A sample API specification and other useful resources and tools are also included.



PHP Beyond the Web

PHP Beyond the Web Author Rob Aley
ISBN-10 9781484224816
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 206
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Use your existing web-based PHP skills to write all types of software: CLI scripts, desktop software, network servers, and more. This book gives you the tools, techniques, and background necessary to write just about any type of software you can think of, using the PHP you know. PHP Beyond the Web shows you how to take your knowledge of PHP development for the web and utilise it with a much wider range of software systems. Enjoy the benefits of PHP after reading this book: save money by redeploying existing skills, not learning new ones; save time and increase productivity by using a high-level language; and make money by providing your clients a full-stack service (not just websites). PHP is no longer just a great scripting language for websites, it's now a powerful general-purpose programming language. Expand your use of PHP into your back-end systems, server software, data processing services, desktop interfaces, and more. What You'll Learn Write interactive shell scripts Work with system daemons Write desktop software Build network servers Interface with electronics using PHP and the Raspberry Pi Manage performance, deployment, licensing, and system interaction Discover the software tools for development and get other great sources of technical information and help Who This Book Is For Experienced PHP programmers or experienced programmers interested in leveraging PHP outside the web development context. /div



Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node Author Michael Amundsen
ISBN-10 9781449306571
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 219
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With this concise book, you’ll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don’t simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You’ll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples. Too many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don’t scale well—costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain stable and flexible as they scale. Learn the H-Factors for representing application metadata across all media types and formats Understand the four basic design elements for authoring hypermedia types Convert a simple read-only XML-based media type into a successful API design Examine the challenges and advantages of designing a hypermedia type with JSON Use HTML5’s rich set of hypermedia controls in the API design process Learn the details of documenting, publishing, and registering media type designs and link-relation types



Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming Author Eric Freeman
ISBN-10 9781449331511
Release 2011-10-06
Pages 610
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HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTML’s put on some major muscle. Now we’ve got a language tuned for building web applications with Web storage, 2D drawing, offline support, sockets and threads, and more. And to speak this language you’ve got to go beyond HTML5 markup and into the world of the DOM, events, and JavaScript APIs. Now you probably already know all about HTML markup (otherwise known as structure) and you know all aboutCSS style (presentation), but what you’ve been missing is JavaScript (behavior). If all you know about are structure and presentation, you can create some great looking pages, but they’re still just pages. When you add behavior with JavaScript, you can create an interactive experience; even better, you can create full blown web applications. Head First HTML5 Programming is your ultimate tour guide to creating web applications with HTML5 and JavaScript, and we give you everything you need to know to build them, including: how to add interactivity to your pages, how to communicate with the world of Web services, and how to use the great new APIs being developed for HTML5. Here are just some of the things you’ll learn in Head First HTML5 Programing: Learn how to make your pages truly interactive by using the power of the DOM. Finally understand how JavaScript works and take yourself from novice to well-informed in just a few chapters. Learn how JavaScript APIs fit into the HTML5 ecosystem, and how to use any API in your web pages. Use the Geolocation API to know where your users are. Bring out your inner artist with Canvas, HTML5’s new 2D drawing surface. Go beyond just plugging a video into your pages, and create custom video experiences. Learn the secret to grabbing five megabytes of storage in every user’s browser. Improve your page’s responsiveness and performance with Web workers. And much more.



Undisturbed Rest

Undisturbed Rest Author Michael Stowe
ISBN-10 9781329115941
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 200
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Believe it or not, building an API is the easy part. What is far more challenging is to put together a design that will stand the test of time, while also meeting your developers' needs. After all, no matter how well written your code may be, without a strong foundation, you will find your API quickly failing. Undisturbed REST works to tackle this issue through the use of modern design techniques and technology, showing how to carefully design your API with your users and longevity in-mind, taking advantage of a design-first approach- while incorporating best practices and hard lessons learned. After reading Undisturbed REST, you'll have a strong understanding of APIs, best practices, and available tooling for designing, prototyping, sharing, documenting, and generating tooling (such as SDKs) around your API. More importantly, you'll be equipped to design and build an API not just for today, but one that can stand the test of time and lead your application into tomorrow.



REST in Practice

REST in Practice Author Jim Webber
ISBN-10 9780596805821
Release 2010-09-17
Pages 428
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REST continues to gain momentum as the best method for building Web services, and this down-to-earth book delivers techniques and examples that show how to design and implement integration solutions using the REST architectural style.



Creating Maintainable APIs

Creating Maintainable APIs Author Ervin Varga
ISBN-10 9781484221969
Release 2016-11-14
Pages 293
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Build straightforward and maintainable APIs to create services that are usable and maintainable. Although this book focuses on distributed services, it also emphasizes how the core principles apply even to pure OOD and OOP constructs. The overall context of Creating Maintainable APIs is to classify the topics into four main areas: classes and interfaces, HTTP REST APIs, messaging APIs, and message payloads (XML, JSON and JSON API as well as Apache Avro). What You Will Learn Use object-oriented design constructs and their APIs Create and manage HTTP REST APIs Build and manage maintainable messaging APIs, including the use of Apache Kafka as a principal messaging hub Handle message payloads via JSON Who This Book Is For Any level software engineers and very experienced programmers.



ASP NET MVC 4 and the Web API

ASP NET MVC 4 and the Web API Author Jamie Kurtz
ISBN-10 9781430249788
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 152
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This one hundred page book focuses exclusively on how you can best use the ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework to build world-class REST services using the Web API. It sets aside much of what the ASP.NET MVC Framework can do, and focuses exclusively on how the Web API can help you build web services. You will not find any help on CSS, HTML, JavaScript, or jQuery. Nor will you find any help on the Razor view engine, HTML Helpers, or model binding. If you need this information then Pro ASP.NET MVC 4 is your perfect book. ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish helps you build cutting-edge REST services using ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API in more depth and detail than any other resource. ASP.NET MVC has always been a good platform on which to implement REST, but with the advent of the Web API it has now become even better. This book will show you why it's great and how to get the most from it. Author Jamie Kurtz will take you from zero to full-blown REST service hero in no time at all. And you'll even learn how to incorporate some popular open source tools along the way: little or no experience with ASP.NET or the MVC Framework is required.



VMware VI and vSphere SDK

VMware VI and vSphere SDK Author Steve Jin
ISBN-10 0137154461
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 648
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Drive Even More Value from Virtualization: Write VMware® Applications that Automate Virtual Infrastructure Management Companies running VMware have already achieved enormous gains through virtualization. The next wave of benefits will come when they reduce the time and effort required to run and manage VMware platforms. The VMware Infrastructure Software Development Kit (VI SDK) includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers and administrators to do just that. Until now, there has been little documentation for the APIs. In VMware VI and vSphere SDK, software architect Steve Jin demystifies the entire VMware VI and new vSphere SDK and offers detailed, task-based coverage of using the APIs to manage VMware more efficiently and cost-effectively. Jin walks you through using the VI SDK and cloud-computing vSphere SDK to manage ESX servers, ESX clusters, and VirtualCenter servers in any environment–no matter how complex. Drawing on his extensive expertise working with VMware strategic partners and enterprise customers, he places the VI SDK in practical context, presenting realistic samples and proven best practices for building robust, effective solutions. Jin demonstrates how to manage every facet of a VMware environment, including inventory, host systems, virtual machines (VMs), snapshots, VMotion, clusters, resource pools, networking, storage, data stores, events, alarms, users, security, licenses, and scheduled tasks. Coverage includes Understanding how the VI SDK fits into your VMware VI and Cloud Ready vSphere Environment Discovering the VI and vSphere SDK from the bottom up Using the author’s new VI Java API to write shorter, faster, and more maintainable code Managing VI and vSphere inventory and configurations Moving running VMs and storages across different physical platforms without disruption Optimizing system resources, hardening system securities, backing up VMs and other resources Leveraging events, alarms, and scheduled tasks to automate the system management Developing powerful applications that integrate multiple API features and run on top of or alongside VMware platforms Using the VI SDK to monitor performance Scripting with the VI SDK: building solutions with VI Perl, PowerShell, and Jython Avoiding the pitfalls that trip up VMware VI developers Integrating with and extending VMware platforms using VI SDK This book is an indispensable resource for all VMware developers and administrators who want to get more done in less time; for hardware vendors who want to integrate their products with VMware; for ISV developers building new VMware applications; and for every professional and student seeking a deeper mastery of virtualization.



Node Up and Running

Node  Up and Running Author Tom Hughes-Croucher
ISBN-10 9781449398583
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 184
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"Node: Up and Running" shows users how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to create one-off applications with minimal infrastructure.



Pro ASP NET Web API Security

Pro ASP NET Web API Security Author Badrinarayanan Lakshmiraghavan
ISBN-10 9781430257837
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 416
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ASP.NET Web API is a key part of ASP.NET MVC 4 and the platform of choice for building RESTful services that can be accessed by a wide range of devices. Everything from JavaScript libraries to RIA plugins, RFID readers to smart phones can consume your services using platform-agnostic HTTP. With such wide accessibility, securing your code effectively needs to be a top priority. You will quickly find that the WCF security protocols you’re familiar with from .NET are less suitable than they once were in this new environment, proving themselves cumbersome and limited in terms of the standards they can work with. Fortunately, ASP.NET Web API provides a simple, robust security solution of its own that fits neatly within the ASP.NET MVC programming model and secures your code without the need for SOAP, meaning that there is no limit to the range of devices that it can work with – if it can understand HTTP, then it can be secured by Web API. These SOAP-less security techniques are the focus of this book.



Windows NT Win32 API SuperBible

Windows NT Win32 API SuperBible Author Richard J. Simon
ISBN-10 1571690891
Release 1997
Pages 1510
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Contains new examples that show the latest method of programming specifically for Windows NT 4 and Windows 95. Covers the new Windows NT 4 and Windows 95 programming style and techniques.



Twitter API Up and Running

Twitter API  Up and Running Author Kevin Makice
ISBN-10 0596555512
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 416
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This groundbreaking book provides you with the skills and resources necessary to build web applications for Twitter. Perfect for new and casual programmers intrigued by the world of microblogging, Twitter API: Up and Running carefully explains how each part of Twitter's API works, with detailed examples that show you how to assemble those building blocks into practical and fun web applications. You'll also get a complete look at Twitter culture and learn how it has inspired programmers to build hundreds of tools and applications. With this book, you will: Explore every component of a Twitter application and learn how the API responds Get the PHP and MySQL code necessary to build your own applications, with explanations of how these ingredients work Learn from real-world Twitter applications created just for this book Discover the most interesting and useful Twitter programs--and get ideas for creating your own--with the book's Twitter application directory Twitter offers a new way to connect with people on the Internet, and Twitter API: Up and Running takes you right to the heart of this technology. "Twitter API: Up and Running is a friendly, accessible introduction to the Twitter API. Even beginning web developers can have a working Twitter project before they know it. Sit down with this for a weekend and you're on your way to Twitter API mastery."--Alex Payne, Twitter API Lead "Twitter API: Up and Running is a very comprehensive and useful resource--any developer will feel the urge to code a Twitter-related application right after finishing the book!"--The Lollicode team, creators of Twitscoop