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RE: APIs to work with data on the web

From: Bart van Leeuwen <bart_van_leeuwen@netage.nl>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:42:34 +0100
To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
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+1 !

"Makx Dekkers" <mail@makxdekkers.com> wrote on 14-03-2014 19:58:11:

> 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] 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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