Category Archives: Web API

[Summer of API] Wanting to know more about meteorites?

When browsing the proposed open datasets, we was interested in having a look at what NASA provides. Of course, there are a lot of things about space but we can also find out some data about earth itself, specially about … Continue reading

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[Summer of API] Let’s start to code

Last month, Restlet and API Evangelist launched a virtual hackaton: Summer of API. The latter is focused on implementing a Web API that aims to build an API project to expose an Open Data set. This lasts all summer so … Continue reading

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Permissions in RESTful services

RESTful services are independent from clients. That means that services can be consumed by different clients like applications, UIs, and so on. In the case of UIs, you need to take into account permissions in order to only provide the … Continue reading

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Implementing bulk updates within RESTful services

In a first post, we describe how to design a Web API (i.e. RESTful service). It deals with foundations on the way to implement REST principles. You can have a look at this post at the URL The latter … Continue reading

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Implementing authentication with tokens for RESTful applications

One of the key principles of REST is that its stateless. This means that the server never keeps user state. In the context of security, this aspect has impacts when implementing security. This means that authentication hints must be sent … Continue reading

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Designing a Web API

A Web API corresponds to an application programming interface that can levarage the Web technologies to execute processing and manipulate data. Modern Web APIs follow the REST principles to be the easiest to use as possible and lightweight. Typically it … Continue reading

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