November 24, 2014
Single purpose API
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Facebook Developer World HACK 2012, a series of one day Developer events that were held across the world saw a great response from developers. The event was held in 12 cities, starting off in Austin, TX, on August 23 and ended at Moscow, Russia on October 1st. The statistics are fascinating: more than 2000 developers attended and built 330 demos over 16,000 person hours. In the end there were 3 grand prize winners, who won a trip to the Facebook headquarters.
RESTful services that underpin many Web APIs today should follow design patterns that make any Web API a good Web API. Such design patterns are all about respecting HTTP protocol specifications, respecting good URI design principles, or taking the full advantage of underlying Web infrastructure for Web API's good performance and scalability. If you are interested in such practices or in a cutting-edge research that may impact the future of Web APIs developments, you should look into the series of workshops on RESTful Design.