David Keener 3.53
Companies like Amazon, Google and Yahoo have published web services API's that empower developers to create mash-ups, add-ons and full-scale applications. The creation of such API's, however, is not exclusively the domain of large, multi-national corporations. Learn how to architect, build and field a well-designed and scalable RESTful web services API that will allow your business to leverage the capabilities of the developer community. This presentation includes real-life examples from the Grab Networks RESTful API, which provides access to information about the hundreds of thousands of news videos available through Grab Networks' distribution network. Topics covered include:
The value proposition for a web services API.
Design considerations for a usable API.
Authentication and Authorization strategies.
Scalability tips for handling serious traffic.
Supporting search functionality in your API.
Sample web service client using ActiveResource.