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APIs to work with data on the web

From: Newton Calegari <newton@nic.br>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:03:26 -0300
Message-Id: <D2F19134-62F4-43AB-8B36-2953216CFD87@nic.br>
To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Hi all,

	Last week, Yaso and I were talking about APIs and how they are important in all aspects of data on the web. APIs are one of the simplest ways to access and to distribute data across the web, and we think that is an important subject to be discussed on the WG.
	To talk about APIs, we obviously need to discuss about URI and descriptors. Carrasco written the first document [1] about it, besides there are a few messages discussing it.
	Moreover, I want to share some links I consider relevant and useful to discuss about this topic. 
	Joshua Bloch, a software engineer and former Googler, published an article on InfoQ [2] site and made a presentation called “How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters” [3] (other Jushua's presentation about the same subject, but the video is hosted on YouTube [4]). These links are very interesting and I recommend to all of you, even who is already expert in API design.

[1] Data on the Web URI Best Practices: http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/wiki/Data_on_the_Web_URI_Best_Practices
[2] Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design: http://www.infoq.com/articles/API-Design-Joshua-Bloch?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer36801&utm_medium=twitter#.UvbdCPy0BT0.delicious
[3] How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/effective-api-design
[4] How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters (YouTube version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAb7hSCtvGw

Best Regards,
Newton
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