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RE: APIs to work with data on the web

From: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:58:11 +0100
To: "'Newton Calegari'" <newton@nic.br>, <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000a01cf3fb7$59dacbb0$0d906310$@makxdekkers.com>
For a different perspective on APIs, see this:
http://ruben.verborgh.org/blog/2013/11/29/the-lie-of-the-api/

 

Makx.

 

From: Newton Calegari [mailto:newton@nic.br] 
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:03 PM
To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Subject: APIs to work with data on the web

 

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
<http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/wiki/Data_on_the_Web_URI_Best_Practices> ]
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
<http://www.infoq.com/articles/API-Design-Joshua-Bloch?utm_source=buffer
&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer36801&utm_medium=twitter#.UvbdCPy
0BT0.delicious> ] site and made a presentation called "How to Design a
Good API & Why it Matters" [3
<http://www.infoq.com/presentations/effective-api-design> ] (other
Jushua's presentation about the same subject, but the video is hosted on
YouTube [4 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAb7hSCtvGw> ]). 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
<http://www.infoq.com/articles/API-Design-Joshua-Bloch?utm_source=buffer
&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer36801&utm_medium=twitter#.UvbdCPy
0BT0.delicious>
&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer36801&utm_medium=twitter#.UvbdCPy
0BT0.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
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAb7hSCtvGw> 

 

Best Regards,

Newton
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