Facebook’s baby GraphQL is the hot new thing in APIs promising to topple REST from its perch. But how does a newbie go about using it and what for? And why might you not want to use it? David Iffland over at InfoQ sat down with Steve Faulkner to talk about how they adopted GraphQL and why.
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In order to develop a REST API in PHP quickly and easily it might be a good idea to use a lightweight PHP framework. Developing your own from scratch with plain PHP, apart from being a pain and taking too much time, is likely to require a lot of testing and deviate from REST standards.
R is a great language for data analytics, but it's uncommon to use it for serious development which means that popular APIs don't have SDKs for working with it. This is a how-to guide for connecting to an API to receive stock prices as a data frame when the API doesn't have a specific package for R.
REST and JSON are the bread and butter of developers creating web APIs. Once apps reach a certain size, though, the lack of type safety and other issues start to grate. Michal Witkowski and Marcus Longmuir over at Improbable explain how they learned to stop loving REST and move to gRPC.
This is the second installment in a three-part MEAN Stack Tutorial series by software engineer Adrian Mejia. It explains some of the underlying concepts, such as REST APIs and the MEAN stack, and shows followers how to install everything you need to create a simple REST API on Node.js and MongoDB.
New advances are constantly made to the fundamental architecture of networkable APIs drawing into question the longevity of the prevailing approach. Like how RPC-style APIs gave way to REST-styled APIs. Now there's GraphQL from Facebook and its recent adoption by Github raises interesting questions.
Every few months, someone publishes a condemnation of APIs that could easily have readers believing that APIs are more trouble than they're worth. This week alone saw two such posts that compelled ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind to set the record straight about the benefits of APIs.
This tutorial from the FINRA Technology website explains how even novice developers can create a basic REST service for evaluating whether a number is a prime or not. The service is built using automated computing service AWS Lambda, as well as AWS API Gateway and IAM for authentication.
The microservices architecture continues to grow in popularity as it enables the scalability and flexibility necessary to serve the modern marketplace. Saba Anees discusses some key considerations for migrating your existing monolithic architecture to a more streamlined microservices one.
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Swagger ecosystem that could result in the exploitation of Web API endpoints when those endpoints or any SDKs designed to access them are generated from a Swagger-based API description. Malicious remote code execution is the main concern.