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Best Books on Api Design

Recommendations from 28 articles, Mark Russinovich.
Best Books on Api Design
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Learning GraphQL
Declarative Data Fetching for Modern Web Apps
Eve Porcello - 2018-09-11
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Why is GraphQL the most innovative technology for fetching data since Ajax? By providing a query language for your APIs and a runtime for fulfilling queries with your data, GraphQL presents a clear alternative to REST and ad hoc web service architectures. With this practical guide, Alex Banks and Eve Porcello deliver a clear learning path for front...
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REST in Practice
Hypermedia and Systems Architecture
Jim Webber - 2010-10-05
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Why don't typical enterprise projects go as smoothly as projects you develop for the Web? Does the REST architectural style really present a viable alternative for building distributed systems and enterprise-class applications?In this insightful book, three SOA experts provide a down-to-earth explanation of REST and demonstrate how you can develop ...
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REST API Design Rulebook
Mark Masse - 2011-11-08
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In today’s market, where rival web services compete for attention, a well-designed REST API is a must-have feature. This concise book presents a set of API design rules, drawn primarily from best practices that stick close to the Web’s REST architectural style. Along with rules for URI design and HTTP use, you’ll learn guidelines for media types an...
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Build APIs You Won't Hate
Everyone and their dog wants an API, so you should probably learn how to build them
Phil Sturgeon - 2015-08-12 (first published in 2013)
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API development is becoming increasingly common for server-side developers thanks to the rise of front-end JavaScript frameworks, iPhone applications, and API-centric architectures. It might seem like grabbing stuff from a data source and shoving it out as JSON would be easy, but surviving changes in business logic, database schema updates, new fea...
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RESTful Web Services Cookbook
Solutions for Improving Scalability and Simplicity
Subbu Allamaraju - 2010-03-23
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While the REST design philosophy has captured the imagination of web and enterprise developers alike, using this approach to develop real web services is no picnic. This cookbook includes more than 100 recipes to help you take advantage of REST, HTTP, and the infrastructure of the Web. You'll learn ways to design RESTful web services for client and...
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Building Microservices
Designing Fine-Grained Systems
Sam Newman - 2015-02-19 (first published in 2014)
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Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administ...
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The Road to GraphQL
Your journey to master pragmatic GraphQL in JavaScript with React.js and Node.js
Robin Wieruch - 2018-11-05
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The Road to GraphQL is your personal journey to master pragmatic GraphQL in JavaScript. The book is full with applications you are going to build along the way with React.js and Node.js. Afterward, you will be able to implement full-stack JavaScript applications....
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RESTful Web APIs
Services for a Changing World
Leonard Richardson - 2013-09-30
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The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerfu...
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Undisturbed REST
a Guide to Designing the Perfect API
Michael Stowe - 2015-06-19
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Believe it or not, building an API is the easy part. What is far more challenging is to put together an API design that will stand the test of time, while also meeting your developers' needs. After all, no matter how well written your code may be, without a strong foundation, you will find your API quickly failing. Undisturbed REST works to tackle ...
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GraphQL in Action
Samer Buna - 2020-12-29
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Practical and example-driven, GraphQL in Action teaches everything you need to get started with GraphQL—from design principles and syntax right through to performance optimization. When you’re done, you’ll have all the skills you need to get started writing and using scalable data APIs with GraphQL.Reduce bandwidth demands on your APIs by getting o...
Practical API Design by Jaroslav Tulach
Service Design Patterns by Robert Daigneau
gRPC by Kasun Indrasiri
The Road to learn React by Robin Wieruch
Framework Design Guidelines by Krzysztof Cwalina, Brad Abrams
Spring Microservices in Action by John Carnell
Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe by Bruce Williams
Microservices for the Enterprise by Kasun Indrasiri
RESTful Web Clients by Mike Amundsen
Webhooks by Matthias Biehl
Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon
API Security in Action by Neil Madden
RESTful Java Web Services by Bogunuva Mohanram Balachandar
RESTful Java Web Services by Jobinesh Purushothaman
Spring in Action by Craig Walls
API Design Patterns by JJ Geewax
RESTful API Design by Matthias Biehl
Protocol by Alexander R. Galloway