Re: dwbp-ISSUE-213 (BP_REST): Changes on BP about REST APIs [Best practices document(s)]

Hi Annette,

I agree with you! I think using API is just one of the possible ways of
publishing data on the Web.


2015-11-13 20:02 GMT-03:00 Annette Greiner <>:

> My reason for asking is that I think it's important to consider possible
> use cases for doing something other than publishing an API. I realize it
> doesn't meet your criteria for being "webby", but there are people who use
> the web in other ways, and they may have good reason for doing so. I don't
> want to be dismissive of them.
> -Annette
> On 11/13/15 12:57 PM, Erik Wilde wrote:
>> On 2015-11-13 19:38, Annette Greiner wrote:
>>> I would not recommend the use of SOAP to anyone these days. I do
>>> recommend the use of REST principles, even in backends that are not set
>>> up as an API per se, because they make it easy to add an API later. Is
>>> it always a best practice to make an API available? I'm not sure.
>> well, if it's "data on the web" i'd assume at the very least there is
>> some remote access in the overall picture, right? if that;s the case, then
>> it can either be the FTP/SOAP-style "let's serve some files via whatever
>> transport channel we have", in which case i'm not sure why the title even
>> mentions the web, or it could be a way of doing this webby, in which case
>> your data model is your API, essentially.
>> cheers,
>> dret.
> --
> Annette Greiner
> NERSC Data and Analytics Services
> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Bernadette Farias Lóscio
Centro de Informática
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil

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