API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.

3Scale

3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.

Runscope

Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.

Tyk

Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.

Restlet

Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.

Dreamfactory

DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Definitions News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Title Source Visit
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com
OData and Impact on API Design (video slides) (2012-06-03) apigee.com
API Design from Apigee - 3rd Edition (2013-01-16) apigee.com
API Design Development Guidelines (2013-02-16) dzone.com
New API Blueprint Format Basics?The Apiary Blog (2013-02-21) blog.apiary.io
Designing A RESTful API That Doesnt Suck (2013-03-24) devo.ps
Creative Market Launches Photoshop Extension, Announces Upcoming Release of New API (2013-04-11) www.programmableweb.com
Connecting with APIs (2013-04-16) www.mashery.com
Machine Sensor Data, APIs and Productivity (2013-04-18) www.mashery.com
APIs are changing the game for data delivery (2013-04-23) www.mashery.com
Sports APIs ? A Perfect Fit (2013-04-25) www.mashery.com
Designing APIs for Humans (2013-04-25) john-sheehan.com
Want to Attract Developers to your API? Set Them Free (2013-04-26) www.mashery.com
API Design from Apigee (2013-04-26) apigee.com
API Design and Documentation (2013-04-26) www.digitalgov.gov
API Design and Architecture Boot Camp from Layer 7 (2013-04-26) www.ca.com
REST API Design Rulebook (2013-04-26) shop.oreilly.com
Three Ways to Think About API Design (2013-04-26) www.programmableweb.com
White House API Standards (2013-04-26) github.com
Stop Designing Fragile Web APIs by Mathieu Fenniak (2013-04-29) mathieu.fenniak.net
Platform Success Strategies: Communicate the Value of Your API (2013-04-30) www.mashery.com
Mashery + Intel = The Ultimate Mashup (2013-05-09) www.mashery.com
Omni-channel Explosion: Mashery Signs Strategic Agreement with NetSuite (2013-05-16) www.mashery.com
Consistency is Key When Designing APIs (2013-05-22) blog.strikeiron.com
Flying Higher with APIs (2013-05-23) www.mashery.com
Big Data, IoT, API...Newer technologies protected by older security (2013-05-30) www.mashery.com
API Hierarchy of Needs | API UX (2013-05-30) apiux.com
Swagger with WSO2 API Manager (2013-05-31) blog.cobia.net
Why you should treat your API like a product (2013-06-04) www.mashery.com
APIs vs. The Myth of the Omnichannel Retailer (2013-06-05) www.mashery.com
API Management ? The New Black? (2013-06-05) www.mashery.com
Web API Design Cookbook (2013-06-11) www.w3.org
API Design Wiki (2013-06-11) wiki.apidesign.org
Designing Hypermedia APIs (2013-06-11) www.designinghypermediaapis.com
RESTful APIs: White House Sets The Standard(s) (2013-06-17) www.programmableweb.com
API Design: Honing in on HATEOAS (2013-06-17) apigee.com
When Good API Design is a Waste of Time (2013-06-19) www.apiacademy.co
Data-Driven Aesthetics (2013-06-19) www.nytimes.com
API Design: Harnessing HATEOAS, Part 1 (2013-06-20) apigee.com
Get packing with Masherys API Packager (2013-06-21) www.mashery.com
Present your API as a Product ? API Portal Presentation Best Practices (2013-06-26) www.mashery.com
Better Rest API design 1 (2013-06-27) hao-deng.blogspot.com
Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect (2013-06-29) tinydl.com
Presenting your API as a Product ? Designing your API for Data Exchanges (2013-07-01) www.mashery.com
API Crafting Secrets: Into Flightstats APIs (2013-07-02) www.3scale.net
API Design: Harnessing HATEOAS, Part 2 (2013-07-03) blog.apigee.com
Signs youre veering from good API design (2013-07-03) blog.apiaxle.com
API Design: A New Model for Pragmatic REST (2013-07-04) blog.apigee.com
Treat Your API Users as Customers (2013-07-09) www.mashery.com
Micro Service Architecture (2013-07-09) yobriefca.se
Unlock your datas Potential - Treat your APIs as Products (2013-07-12) www.mashery.com
Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design (2013-07-27) www.infoq.com
4 Fresh Rotten Tomatoes API Integrations (2013-07-31) www.mashery.com
The Future of TV and APIs (2013-08-01) www.mashery.com
The Importance of Impermanence in API Design (2013-08-06) www.programmableweb.com
HOW USA TODAYS API POWERS PARTNERSHIPS (2013-08-06) www.mashery.com
The Future of Medical Technology is Already in Your Hands (2013-08-08) www.mashery.com
The Secrets of Awesome JavaScript API Design (2013-08-16) dzone.com
Api Design, Part 4: Future-proof And Secure Your Apis... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 1: Rest Is The Leading But Not Only... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Api Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling... (2013-08-20) www.forrester.com
Designing APIs for Asynchrony (2013-08-24) blog.izs.me
MASHERY I/O DOCS - DOCS THAT ROCK (2013-08-27) www.mashery.com
JSON and XML (2013-09-03) developer.infoconnect.com
Learn how to find the Opportunity of Data at the 2013 Business of APIs Conference in San Francisco (2013-09-05) www.mashery.com
Apiary Is Growing (2013-09-17) blog.apiary.io
New API Blueprint available at Apiary (2013-10-02) blog.apiary.io
RAML - RESTful API modeling language (2013-10-02) raml.org
No more outdated API documentation! (2013-10-10) blog.apiary.io
How To Test REST API with API Blueprint and Dredd (2013-10-17) blog.apiary.io
APIs At The Heart of your Mobile App Strategy (2013-10-28) blog.akana.com
Designing APIs for the Internet of Things (IoT) (2013-10-30) www.apiacademy.co
More Thoughts on an API Commons (2013-11-10) www.3scale.net
The Human Aspects of API Design: An Interview with Apiarys Jakub Nesetril (2013-11-14) www.infoq.com
Jakub Nesetril, CEO of Apiary on Web APIs and Developer Experience (2014-01-28) www.infoq.com
Application Programming eXperience: It?s all about *X - Mobile Apps Stuff (2014-01-28) manfredbo.tumblr.com
A Practical? by D. Keith Casey Jr (2014-02-27) leanpub.com
FloridaSU Expands Innovation Lab with Cube 3D Printers (2014-02-28) www.3dsystems.com
API documentation made beautiful with Apiary.io (2014-02-28) www.itworld.com
APIs, Connectors and Integration Applications (2014-04-17) blogs.mulesoft.com
Toward a Lean API Strategy (2014-05-29) www.apiacademy.co
JSON vs simpleJSON vs ultraJSON (2014-06-02) blog.dataweave.in
API Manager ? Simple JAVA Client Access Example (2014-06-03) blogs.mulesoft.com
Wearables and Devices Will Drive a New Paradigm in Managing Clinical Data (2014-06-05) www.mashery.com
Happiness is a well-designed API | ZDNet (2014-06-06) www.zdnet.com
The Connected K-9 (2014-06-09) www.mashery.com
What is the ?Internet of Things? and how does it relate to APIs? (2014-06-13) www.mashery.com
New eBook: APIs and IT Rationalization (2014-06-16) apigee.com
Why You Should Care Netflix is Shuttering Its Public API (2014-06-18) blogs.mulesoft.com
Designing Irresistible APIs (2014-06-19) www.princesspolymath.com
What is a Developer Evangelist? (2014-06-23) www.mashery.com
API-Centric Data Architectures - Part II (2014-06-24) apigee.com
Hot off the press: 18Fs API Standards (2014-07-15) 18fblog.tumblr.com
The Real World Cup Winner: APIs (2014-07-16) blogs.mulesoft.com
Hot off the Press: 18F?s API Standards (2014-07-16) www.digitalgov.gov
Legos vs APIs ? Top Integration and API Articles of the Week (2014-07-18) blogs.mulesoft.com
HTTP Response Codes and You | OP3Nvoice (2014-07-23) clarify.io
Don?t just throw APIs at the problem! (2014-07-24) blogs.mulesoft.com
APIs: The Key to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse? (2014-07-25) www.mashery.com
Upcoming Webinar ? Integrating Salesforce and SAP (2014-07-25) blogs.mulesoft.com
Best Practices REST API from Scratch - Introduction (2014-07-25) www.sitepoint.com
Introducing the Anypoint Platform for APIs (2014-07-30) blogs.mulesoft.com
Reaffirming Intel Services? Connection with Developers and Open Source at OSCON (2014-07-30) www.mashery.com
API Management 2.0: Empowering the Enterprise for the Third Industrial Revolution (2014-07-31) www.mashery.com
Four Big Mistakes In Your REST API Strategy (2014-08-04) blog.dreamfactory.com
Stop Talking About Hypermedia and REST - Start Building Adaptable APIs (2014-08-05) www.mashery.com
Building an easier on-ramp: Introducing the Anypoint Templates Library (2014-08-06) blogs.mulesoft.com
Healthcare APIs: Just What the Doctor Ordered (2014-08-07) www.mashery.com
Retail Industry APIs and API Management: Helping Us Shop Til? We Drop (2014-08-14) www.mashery.com
RAML: THE BIRTH OF AN API DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE FIT FOR THE ENTERPRISE (2014-08-15) blog.akana.com
Integrating Mule ESB with .NET Based Rules Engines (2014-08-19) blogs.mulesoft.com
A drive by review of the Uber API (2014-08-20) www.bizcoder.com
MuleSoft Summit Heads to Chicago New York (2014-08-20) blogs.mulesoft.com
Creating Bottom Line Growth by Aligning APIs and Market Trends (2014-08-21) www.mashery.com
Bizcoder - A drive by review of the Uber API (2014-08-21) bizcoder.com
Designing APIs for the Web (2014-09-25) tehparadox.com
WillowTree Apps Applies Service Virtualization to API Development (2014-09-25) www.programmableweb.com
API Readiness: do you have what you need? (2014-09-25) blog.smartbear.com
REST APIthy: #ReadFielding (2014-12-02) rest-apithy.blogspot.ca
Restlet Studio, the First Cross-Language IDE for APIs (2014-12-03) restlet.com
Constructing URLs the easy way (2014-12-03) www.bizcoder.com
The Core of Your API (2014-12-23) www.windley.com
Does One API Description Language Fit an Entire Enterprise (2015-01-06) blog.soa.com
Connecting Our History At The Digital Public Library of America Using APIs And JSONLD (2015-01-06) apievangelist.com
Server Skeletons In Restlet Studio And APISpark (2015-01-06) apievangelist.com
Introducing the Organization Component in Codenvy (2015-01-22) blog.codenvy.com
Why you must design your private API in english API Handyman (2015-02-08) apihandyman.io
A Guide to REST API Design (2015-02-16) www.apiacademy.co
apiaryioapiblueprint Gitter (2015-02-17) gitter.im
Utilising API Blueprint in API Clients (2015-02-17) blog.apiary.io
How API Description Languages Enable API IDEs (2015-02-18) www.programmableweb.com
Community Debates API Specification Alternatives (2015-02-18) www.infoq.com
Collaborators New External API (2015-02-19) blog.smartbear.com
Using Templates for Documentation Driven API Design (2015-02-19) nordicapis.com
MuleSoft Releases RAML NET Parser Visual Studio Extension (2015-02-20) www.programmableweb.com
LucyBot Eliminates CrossLanguage Programming Necessity (2015-02-20) www.programmableweb.com
API Best Practices The Wrap Up (2015-02-20) blogs.mulesoft.com
LucyBot Get your APIs consumers moving faster (2015-02-20) lucybot.com
Using Templates For Documentation Driven API Design (2015-02-21) nordicapis.com
A Guide to REST API Design API Academy (2015-02-21) www.apiacademy.co
My Brain Dump On An API Definition Fueled Life Cycle (2015-02-22) apievangelist.com
What Makes an Agile API (2015-02-24) nordicapis.com
Metadesign The intersection of art design and computation (2015-02-24) radar.oreilly.com
Bizcoder Dont Design A Query String You Will One Day Regret (2015-02-26) www.bizcoder.com
The beautiful API and the bestial backoffice API Handyman (2015-02-27) apihandyman.io
Hypermedia API maturity model Part I Hypermedianess (2015-02-28) apihandyman.io
Common Cases When Using SOAP Makes Sense (2015-03-02) nordicapis.com
Dropbox starts using POST and why this is poor API design (2015-03-02) evertpot.com
ApplicationLevel Profile Semantics ALPS (2015-03-02) tools.ietf.org
Metadesign The intersection of art design and computation OReilly Radar (2015-03-02) radar.oreilly.com
My API Design Research (2015-03-03) apievangelist.com
Dropbox Sparks Controversy With API Design Decision (2015-03-03) www.programmableweb.com
Apigee Product Highlight Video SmartDocs (2015-03-03) apigee.com
POST effyouthisistherighturl RESTful API Design (2015-03-04) blog.cloud-elements.com
We Need An Open Library Of The Most Common Utility API Implementations (2015-03-07) apievangelist.com
Ideal REST API design betim drenicas blog (2015-03-09) betimdrenica.wordpress.com
Targeting Some APIs In My Stack For House Cleaning And Maybe Some Design Iterations (2015-03-09) apievangelist.com
Facebook Applies Versioning Strategy to Marketing API (2015-03-10) www.programmableweb.com
Augmenting A Read Only API With AN External POST PUT And DELETE (2015-03-12) apievangelist.com
10 Usability Lessons for APIs (2015-03-14) www.linkedin.com
Designing a Web API (2015-03-16) restlet.com
Why Your APIs Need Design Help (2015-03-16) www.digitalgov.gov
20 API Design Tips to Stop Annoying Developers (2015-03-17) jergames.blogspot.com
The API Field of Dreams Build It Correctly and They Will Come (2015-03-18) www.developer.com
I have my opinions on API design (2015-03-20) bryson3gps.wordpress.com
HTML6 APIs as Natural Friends (2015-03-21) blog.smartbear.com
APIs arent apps Make them as thin and light as possible (2015-03-23) www.infoworld.com
The ways of the API smartness (2015-03-28) apihandyman.io
eCommerce API Design The Good The Bad and The Etsy API (2015-03-30) cloud-elements.com
Bizcoder API Design Notes Smart Paging (2015-03-31) www.bizcoder.com
InfoQ eMag Web APIs From Start to Finish (2015-03-31) www.infoq.com
How to Decide How Many HTTP Status Codes Your API Needs (2015-04-02) www.programmableweb.com
JSON API Spec Goes Through The Hacker News Gauntlet (2015-04-06) www.programmableweb.com
In a REST world theres room for nonREST APIs (2015-04-07) www.programmableweb.com
Building Reusable REST API Services Part 3 of 4 (2015-04-08) blog.dreamfactory.com
418 Im a teapot and other bad API responses (2015-04-09) cloud-elements.com
Solving Dropboxs URL Problems (2015-04-10) www.bizcoder.com
Bizcoder Solving Dropboxs URL Problems (2015-04-10) www.bizcoder.com
API Part of the Creative Palette (2015-04-14) nordicapis.com
REST API design tips (2015-04-19) kwtrnka.wordpress.com
Introduction to Apiary Overview of Apiary and How to Create APIs (2015-04-20) www.developer.com
HTTP Verbs Demystified PATCH PUT and POST (2015-04-21) cloud-elements.com
The data the hypermedia and the documentation (2015-04-23) apihandyman.io
Api Design AntiPatterns (2015-04-25) www.slideshare.net
Understand about DELETE Verb in Web API RESTful Services using Data from Both Request Body As Well As URI (2015-04-28) www.codeproject.com
The Role of the API Designer (2015-05-03) blog.apiary.io
Guest Post Why The API Pattern Is Broken And How We Can Fix It (2015-05-05) apievangelist.com
Nearly all web APIs get paging wrong (2015-05-08) vermorel.com
Do you really know why you prefer REST over RPC (2015-05-10) apihandyman.io
A Guide to REST and API Design (2015-05-11) transform.ca.com
Versioning APIs (2015-05-15) blog.clearbit.com
Restlet and SmartBear Partner to Deliver Restlet Studio Plugin for Ready API (2015-05-20) restlet.com
7 Important API Design Lessons (2015-05-21) nordicapis.com
Apigee API Studio Designing Testing and Sharing APIs (2015-05-21) www.infoq.com
Apigee adds some Swagger to API design (2015-05-21) www.pcadvisor.co.uk
RESTful API Design Part III Error Handling (2015-05-26) blog.cloud-elements.com
Article From Doodles to Delivery An API Design Process (2015-05-26) www.infoq.com
How to build APIs efficiently (2015-05-30) api-university.com
Article The Power of RAML (2015-06-02) www.infoq.com
Integrations are Hard Part II API Resources Search and Pagination (2015-06-03) cloud-elements.com
Top 5 Development Tips for a Killer API (2015-06-04) nordicapis.com
Why Not To Overlook API Planning And What To Do About It (2015-06-04) www.programmableweb.com
Visions Of My Perfect API Design Editor Using Electron (2015-06-04) apievangelist.com
Decoupling the Mind of the API Designer (2015-06-09) blog.apiary.io
New JSON API Specification Aims to Speed API Development (2015-06-10) www.programmableweb.com
Using API Definitions To Help API Providers With Their API Design Roadmap (2015-06-10) apievangelist.com
Splitting My Blog API Into Two Separate APIs For News And Analysis (2015-06-10) apievangelist.com
A Tale of Four API Designs Dissecting Common API Architectures (2015-06-11) nordicapis.com
Decoupling the Mind of the API Designer (2015-06-12) blog.apiary.io
Lessons learnt from shipping APIs for Microsofts cloud platform (2015-06-19) sriramk.com
Breaking Down Publication References With The Global Change Information System API (2015-06-23) apievangelist.com
The API Design Tooling I Have Included In My Research (2015-06-29) apievangelist.com
API Design Considerations for The Internet of Things (2015-06-30) www.programmableweb.com
Why Its OK To Design Imperfect APIs (2015-06-30) www.programmableweb.com
Tightening Up The Organizations That Are Included In My API Design Research (2015-06-30) apievangelist.com
The API Design Tooling I Have Included In My Research (2015-06-30) apievangelist.com
My API Design Research Distilled Down As Single PDF Guide (2015-07-07) apievangelist.com
Now in Production DELETE page (2015-07-08) blogs.msdn.com
My API Design Research Distilled Down As Single PDF Guide (2015-07-08) apievangelist.com
How To Design Great APIs With APIFirst Design and RAML (2015-07-10) www.programmableweb.com
HTTP Status Codes httpstatuses (2015-08-10) httpstatus.es
A Common Open Source API Design Editor Is Needed For API Service Providers (2015-08-14) apievangelist.com
API development startup Apiary raises 68M and launches a testing service VentureBeat Deals by Jordan Novet (2015-08-18) venturebeat.com
Resources Not Data (2015-08-21) www.windley.com
DTO engages with developers for API design mandate (2015-08-25) www.technologydecisions.com.au
Crafting and Publishing API Design Guide Shows That You Are Further Along In Your API Journey (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
The API Design Guide Is Just The Beginning Of The Journey Better Get Started (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
We Need an Open Abstraction Layer to Help Us Better Define and Design Our APIs (2015-08-28) apievangelist.com
A Quick Example Of An API Provider Putting Content Type Negotiation To Work (2015-08-31) apievangelist.com
REST in AEM by Roy Fielding (2015-09-11) www.slideshare.net
Architectural Styles for APIs SOAP REST and RPC (2015-09-13) api-university.com
There Is A Big Opportunity Right Now When It Comes To API Design Tooling (2015-09-13) apievangelist.com
API Design Using Behavior Driven Development (2015-11-24) blog.smartbear.com
Designing Evolvable APIs for the Web Identification (2015-11-25) nordicapis.com
Daniel Jacobson on Ephemeral APIs and Continuous Innovation at Netflix (2015-11-28) www.infoq.com
Designing Evolvable APIs for the Web Formats (2015-12-08) nordicapis.com
Understanding HTTP content negotiation (2015-12-10) restlet.com
A Fun Way To Explore HTTP Status Codes With A Subway Map From Restlet (2015-12-13) dzone.com
Presentation Designfirst APIs in Practice (2015-12-16) www.infoq.com
REST Fest 2015 Glenn Block FiveInFive in REST Fest 2015 on Vimeo (2015-12-17) vimeo.com
Enhancing Your Apiary Workflow MSON Dredd Style Guides and More on Vimeo (2015-12-17) vimeo.com
inadarei Howto HTTP Caching for RESTful and Hypermedia APIs (2015-12-18) www.freshblurbs.com
Web API A Solid Approach (2016-01-05) www.codeproject.com
Passing Json data to a RESTful WCF 4 service using JsonNet (2016-01-07) www.codeproject.com
Public GETs In Concert With Private POST PUT And DELETE For Your APIs (2016-01-08) apievangelist.com
API Design Inspiration on GitHub (2016-01-12) blog.apiary.io
RESTful ServiceDesign How to overcome the CRUDnature of the RESTstyle (2016-01-13) itblogs.stephanbauer.me
Apiaryio Now Features Swagger Support (2016-01-19) www.programmableweb.com
Paging in ASPNET Web API (2016-01-21) www.codeproject.com
Reverse Engineering APIs From The Common APIs Models We Know (2016-01-25) apievangelist.com
How CloudRail Handles the Seven Deadly Annoyances of API Design (2016-01-29) cloudrail.com
an online tutorial with friends (2016-02-02) www.amundsen.com
Lessons From Training 1400 People in Web API Design (2016-02-02) launchany.com
REST essentials for the QuickBooks API (2016-02-04) developer.intuit.com
Sharing and saving your Web API design project in the cloud (2016-02-15) restlet.com
Introducing API Templates (2016-02-16) www.socketlabs.com
Using a Prototype as an API Product Specification (2016-02-16) sendgrid.com
Why Github039s Scientist 10 Could Be Great for API Versioning (2016-02-17) www.programmableweb.com
Resolving the FrontendBackend API Design Conflict (2016-02-17) launchany.com
Dear API Designer Are You Sure You Want to Return a Primitive (2016-02-17) dzone.com
Resolving the FrontendBackend API Design Conflict (2016-02-17) launchany.com
Presentation 5 AntiPatterns in Designing APIs (2016-02-23) www.infoq.com
Interview John Sheehan on Web API Quality (2016-02-27) www.infoq.com
StopLight Launches Visual API Design Tools (2016-03-01) www.infoq.com
Designing Web APIs with Restlet Studio (2016-03-04) restlet.com
API Design Challenges Competing Demands (2016-03-05) www.biske.com
3 Approaches to Monadic API Design in Haskell (2016-03-08) blog.pusher.com
Designing a Web API with Restlet Studio Visual API editor (2016-03-09) restlet.com
Article One API Many Facades (2016-03-13) www.infoq.com
Designing APIs With Customers in Mind (2016-03-14) www.builtinaustin.com
Do My APIs Have The Skills They Need To Compete In A Voice And Bot Enabled World (2016-03-15) apievangelist.com
One API many facades (2016-03-16) restlet.com
Discover the attention surrounding URNs support for a new identifier (2016-03-18) www.altmetric.com
Well wishes and warnings in the Web API (2016-03-21) medium.com
Great APIs Have One Thing in Common (2016-03-22) everydeveloper.com
A Tale of Two Chatbots Internet Ethics Views From Silicon Valley (2016-03-29) www.scu.edu
Quality API Design and Implementation through RepreZen and SmartBear (2016-03-30) www.reprezen.com
What Skills Do Your APIs Offer (2016-03-31) launchany.com
Screencast Design a web API from scratch with Restlet Studio (2016-04-01) restlet.com
RFC 7807 Problem Details for HTTP APIs (2016-04-04) tools.ietf.org
What is a welldesigned API (2016-04-06) api-university.com
Consumeroriented API Design (2016-04-12) api-university.com
How to Improve API Errors With Defensive Design (2016-04-16) www.programmableweb.com
Build Better Mobile Apps Data and API Best Practices (2016-04-21) www.builtinchicago.org
Worlds First API Design Hackathon (2016-04-21) blog.apiary.io
Build a REST API with XML Payload (2016-04-22) dzone.com
API Names and Begging the Negatives (2016-04-22) dzone.com
The Relationship Between BDD and API Design (2016-04-23) dzone.com
REST API Design at Devoxx France (2016-04-25) restlet.com
Never Put Secrets in URLs and Query Parameters (2016-04-29) www.fullcontact.com
HTTP Header Awareness Using The Link Header For Pagination (2016-05-02) apievangelist.com
Thinking About An API Proxy To Add Link Header To Each API Response (2016-05-03) apievangelist.com
Building a great API Lessons learned from working with dozens of REST APIs (2016-05-17) blog.bugsnag.com
RAMLing Again With API Workbench From Setup to Design (2016-05-19) dzone.com
A Consumer of a Properly Designed RESTful API Is Writing to an Interface Not an Implementation (2016-05-20) dzone.com
The Basics of REST and RESTful API Development (2016-06-06) www.hongkiat.com
JSONLD Building Meaningful Data APIs (2016-06-09) dzone.com
How API First Design Could Have Avoided These Failures (2016-06-14) www.programmableweb.com
API Design in Nodejs with Express (2016-06-15) shop.oreilly.com
Why Your API039s EndUsage Context Matters To Great API Design (2016-06-21) www.programmableweb.com
Why Your API039s EndUsage Context Matters To Great Developer Experiences (2016-06-21) www.programmableweb.com
Three APIs Making the Case Against Building It Yourself (2016-06-29) everydeveloper.com
HTTPRPC 30 Released Announcement (2016-07-01) dzone.com
Scaling Your API Design Workflow (2016-07-10) blog.apiary.io
Presentation REST Considered Harmful (2016-07-12) www.infoq.com
API Errors Are First Class Citizens (2016-07-15) dzone.com
GitHub Microsoftapiguidelines Microsoft REST API Guidelines (2016-07-19) github.com
Microsoft Publishes REST API Guidelines 23 (2016-07-21) www.programmableweb.com
Microsoft REST API Guidelines Are Not RESTful (2016-07-21) www.infoq.com
Getting Your REST is Important (2016-08-03) www.tibco.com
Restlet Studio 13 is out (2016-08-03) restlet.com
Shaming People for Not Being or Understanding REST Is Why We Have So Much Inconsistency in API Design (2016-08-09) dzone.com
Use of API Design and Management Policies (2016-08-11) dzone.com
O Slack API How Do I Love Thee (2016-08-16) medium.com
API Design Building and Enforcing an Internal Style Guide (2016-08-16) nordicapis.com
OptoNews Tip Whats a RESTful API and why does it matter (2016-08-17) blog.opto22.com
Five Steps Before Developing a Smart Home Skill (2016-08-18) developer.amazon.com
Article Creating RESTful Services with T4 Based on Model and Interfaces (2016-08-19) www.infoq.com
Be Explicit with Your APIs Data (2016-08-20) spin.atomicobject.com
User Interface An Essential part of a Effective API design (2016-08-23) www.cioreview.com
RESTful APIs and MediaTypes (2016-08-26) akrabat.com
Internal API Design for Distributed Teams (2016-08-29) www.lullabot.com
Better API Design With Java 8 Optional (2016-08-30) dzone.com
Why Consistency Matters Across the Media Types Offered by an API (2016-08-30) www.programmableweb.com
Specref (2016-09-03) www.specref.org
JSON Version of Web Concepts (2016-09-03) webconcepts.info
How to sort API expand fields (2016-09-06) www.yiiframework.com
Understanding The New Swift 3 API Design Guidelines (2016-09-07) blog.teamtreehouse.com
API Design Book Available Today (2016-09-07) api-university.com
The Secret Sauce Behind Building an Elastic API (2016-09-07) www.streamingmedia.com
RESTful Web API Design with Nodejs (2016-09-08) adobeland.wordpress.com
Restful API Design An Opinionated Guide (2016-09-08) dzone.com
Introducing API Templates With Reusable System and Process APIs (2016-09-09) blogs.mulesoft.com
Maintaining API Working As A Software Engineer (2016-09-11) cvesters.wordpress.com
The GitHub GraphQL API GitHub Engineering (2016-09-14) githubengineering.com
How to Take Your API From RPC to Hypermedia in 7 Steps (2016-09-15) www.programmableweb.com
Learn API DevOps from the Experts Design Testing Deployment (2016-09-15) restlet.com
Here comes GraphQL The Real Adam (2016-09-16) therealadam.com
RESTful Web Service With Example (2016-09-19) dzone.com
Understanding REST And RPC For HTTP APIs (2016-09-20) www.smashingmagazine.com
RPC vs REST is not in the URL (2016-09-20) www.bizcoder.com
There is No REST API (2016-09-20) blog.howarddierking.com
Evolution to RESTful with NoSQL Documents (2016-09-21) medium.com
Apimint Rapidly Prototype APIs (2016-09-25) www.apimint.com
Sunlight at the 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium How humanizing data will improve our communities (2016-09-26) sunlightfoundation.com
What is API Design (2016-09-28) api-university.com
Announcing the OpenSource beaR Library (2016-09-28) www.esa.doc.gov
How to fix CORS problems Restlet We Know About APIs (2016-09-29) restlet.com
HTTP Status Trek REST Fest 2016 (2016-10-01) apihandyman.io
Metaphors of Big Data (2016-10-01) dismagazine.com
Software backward compatibility undocumented APIs and importance of history etc (2016-10-03) www.codeproject.com
Why to Prioritize Your API Strategy Before Your API Design (2016-10-04) www.programmableweb.com
A Web API ecosystem through featurebased reuse (2016-10-04) arxiv.org
Functional Augmented State Transfer FAST Architecture for Computationally Intensive Network Applications (2016-10-06) arxiv.org
Day 31 (2016-10-06) medium.com
Designing and documenting your API (2016-10-06) medium.com
Tweet Learn The importance of loose coupling in REST API design httpstcor7kuJ1KzIc httpstcowHUqOfBYPu (2016-10-06) twitter.com
swaggergistio Saving and Versioning Swagger definitions (2016-10-10) jordwalsh.com
Web App Next Stop In Our Software Journey REST Services Part III (2016-10-12) dzone.com
API Best Practices API Design (2016-10-12) medium.com
Struggling with code to optimize how you chain APIs for advanced data analytics (2016-10-13) community.havenondemand.com
API Best Practices API Design (2016-10-14) medium.com
The API problem (2016-10-15) medium.com
API Usability Matters UX and CX is like DX and (2016-10-18) dret.typepad.com
Designing better Web APIs Part I arefscom (2016-10-19) arefs.com
From Good to Great API (2016-10-19) api-university.com
Introducing Seamless Source Control Integration With Bitbucket and SwaggerHub (2016-10-31) dzone.com
Introduction to APIFirst Design (2016-10-31) www.programmableweb.com
Why I Dont Like UPDATE Methods In API Design (2016-11-02) www.bennadel.com
Building The LinkedIn Knowledge Graph (2016-11-02) engineering.linkedin.com
Announcing the New Apigee Edge Experience Apigee (2016-11-07) apigee.com
OpenAPI GUI (2016-11-12) mermade.github.io
Swagger toolbox (2016-11-12) swagger-toolbox.firebaseapp.com
Foundations of RESTful Architecture (2016-12-14) dzone.com
API Modeling A ZeroCode Way To a Designer API (2016-12-14) www.tibco.com
7 Secrets to Designing Alexa Skills (2016-12-14) dzone.com
API Design for C epub (2016-12-18) thywifyjudit.full-design.com
The Power of OpenClosed Principle (2016-12-19) dzone.com
Future of APIs (2016-12-19) medium.com
Modernizing Legacy PHP apps with APIs (2016-12-28) leanpub.com
Creating a Simple Android REST Client Using HTTPRPC (2016-12-29) dzone.com
Beautiful Node APIs (2017-01-01) webapplog.com
DDD REST Domain Driven APIs for the Web (2017-01-02) www.infoq.com
Protobuf Alternative to REST for Microservices (2017-01-03) www.ensor.cc
On the Origins of APIFirst Companies (2017-01-04) blog.readme.io
zalandorestfulapiguidelines A model set of guidelines for RESTful APIs (2017-01-05) github.com
3 Ways to Make Your API Responses Flexible (2017-01-05) zapier.com
Building Your API for Longevity Part 1 SpecDriven Development (2017-01-06) www.nginx.com
Signatures with PUT vs POST (2017-01-14) forums.asp.net
Looking for commonality among HTTP request APIs (2017-01-16) snarky.ca
Designing a True REST State Machine (2017-01-31) nordicapis.com
API Design Collaboration tool (2017-02-02) devkraken.wordpress.com
Visualising complex APIs using API Map (2017-02-04) hackernoon.com
HTML APIs What They Are And How To Design A Good One (2017-02-07) newze.net
Use a Local API to Protect Global Methods in a Distributed Environment (2017-02-07) www.codeproject.com
The Simple Guide to HTTP Verbs PATCH PUT and POST (2017-02-08) dzone.com
An Overview of ExperienceBased API Integration Patterns (2017-02-10) dzone.com
Modeldriven RESTful API for CRUD and more (2017-02-14) www.codeproject.com
ConsumerOriented API Design (2017-02-15) api-university.com
Implementing DomainDriven Design in PHP (2017-02-15) dzone.com
Article Untangling an APIfirst Transformation at Scale Lessons Learnt at PayPal Part 1 (2017-02-17) www.infoq.com
Writing OpenAPI Swagger Specification Tutorial Part 9 Extending the OpenAPI specification (2017-02-19) apihandyman.io
Designing robust and predictable APIs with idempotency (2017-02-21) stripe.com
API update Scroll API Segments and rate limits (2017-02-22) medium.com
API Design Guide Cloud APIs Google Cloud Platform (2017-02-22) cloud.google.com
REST over WebSockets instead of HTTP (2017-02-25) medium.com
Designing APIs With RAML (2017-03-01) dzone.com
Arent 301s 302s and Canonicals All Basically the Same (2017-03-03) moz.com
Tweet On my todo list for this week end adding the googlecloud API design guidelines to the httpstco7SladfsXcYhellip httpstcodBxrxEd7iN (2017-03-04) twitter.com
Google API Design Guide added to the API Stylebook (2017-03-05) apihandyman.io
Autocomplete and tooltips for variables are now live (2017-03-07) blog.getpostman.com
API Eventing Is The Next Big Opportunity For API Providers (2017-03-07) tyk.io
4 Ways Your API Is Not Quite What I Want (2017-03-08) zapier.com
Two Forgotten Aspects to an API Design First Approach (2017-03-08) medium.com
Two Forgotten Aspects to an API Design First Approach (2017-03-08) medium.com
Ultimate Guide to API Design (2017-03-08) blog.qmo.io
Is GraphQL The End of REST Style APIs (2017-03-09) nordicapis.com
A Nice API Design Gem Strategy Pattern With Lambdas (2017-03-16) blog.jooq.org
Introducing Muon (2017-03-18) daviddawson.me
RESTful SNMP Over HTTP Part II (2017-03-20) dzone.com
RESTful SNMP Over HTTP Part III (2017-03-20) dzone.com
BigCommerce uses Postman before a single line of code is written (2017-03-21) blog.getpostman.com
API design for machine learning software experiences from the scikitlearn project (2017-03-22) arxiv.org
API Design on the Scale of Decades (2017-04-04) nordicapis.com
Using field masks with Google APIs for partial response (2017-04-05) developers.googleblog.com
7 Tips for Developing Great APIs (2017-04-05) www.designnews.com
You should not try to normalise the vocabulary across all Bounded Contexts pcalcado (2017-04-05) philcalcado.com
ALM Rest API posting design steps (2017-04-06) community.hpe.com
API Design Standards With Andy Beier (2017-04-07) businessintelligence.com
The 5 Basic API Design Paradigms (2017-04-10) blog.cloudobjects.io
Restlet Studio Supports RAML 10 API Specification (2017-04-12) www.programmableweb.com
Tweet Materia v07 is now available httpstcooPDC7PPxXt User Management Addon SendGrid ampamp mailjet Addons Permissions management (2017-04-12) twitter.com
Simplicity Utility x Data Success (2017-04-13) blog.mparticle.com
Microservices APIs and Swagger How They Fit Together (2017-04-19) dzone.com
Building an API lessons learned the hard way part 2 (2017-04-19) medium.com
Is Protobuf 5x Faster Than JSON Part 2 (2017-04-20) dzone.com
SOAP vs REST A Look at Two Different API Styles (2017-04-20) www.business2community.com
7 Tips for Designing a Better REST API (2017-04-20) www.kennethlange.com
Using field masks with update requests to Google APIs (2017-04-21) gsuite-developers.googleblog.com
Introducing ProtocolOriented BDD in Swift for iOS Apps Part 1 (2017-04-25) dzone.com
Deliveroo API Design Guidelines added to the API Stylebook (2017-04-25) apihandyman.io
What is the difference between API Design and API Architecture APIUniversity (2017-04-25) api-university.com
Tweet 7 Tips for Designing a Better REST API httpstco7QQsjLd33P (2017-04-25) twitter.com
Summarizing requests (2017-04-26) www.apiful.io
Manage your gRPC APIs with Google Cloud Endpoints (2017-04-26) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
gRPCWeb Moving past RESTJSON towards typesafe Web APIs (2017-04-27) spatialos.improbable.io
ResourceCentric API Calls Switching Up the Cloud Elements Hubs (2017-04-28) dzone.com
API Mediation Why You Need an API Experience Layer (2017-05-01) nordicapis.com
Little rules for designing with data (2017-05-02) github.com
The two perspectives of API design (2017-05-03) restlet.com
REST API Industry Debate OData vs GraphQL vs ORDS (2017-05-03) www.progress.com
Building for Builders Stripe039s 8 Tips for Designing APIs and Supporting Developers (2017-05-04) www.programmableweb.com
Yelp Adds GraphQL Support to Fusion API Introduces Developer Beta Program (2017-05-05) www.programmableweb.com
Tweet RT restlet The two perspectives of API design by apihandyman httpstcodM5qOjuSkp httpstcoEsquxdyEdn (2017-05-05) twitter.com
The two perspectives of API design (2017-05-06) restlet.com
8 Steps to Help Your API be Forward Compatible (2017-05-07) www.programmableweb.com
Putting gRPC multilanguage support to the test (2017-05-08) cloudplatform.googleblog.com
Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and DesignFirst (2017-05-10) www.prnewswire.com
Tweet: REST Anti-Patterns https://t.co/EC42OtetFw via @InfoQ (2017-05-10) twitter.com
The four levels of consistency in API design (2017-05-18) restlet.com
API Design: Think First, Code Later (2017-05-20) cheesecakelabs.com
The Resource Groups Tagging API Makes It Easier to List Your Resources by Using a New Pagination Parameter (2017-05-22) aws.amazon.com
The Resource Groups Tagging API Makes It Easier to List Your Resources by Using a New Pagination Parameter (2017-05-22) aws.amazon.com
REST API Sorting Paging and Filtering (2017-05-23) www.thrinacia.com
Sorting — Twitter Developers (2017-05-23) dev.twitter.com
Pagination, Filtering, and Sorting — API Working Group 0.0.1.dev223 documentation (2017-05-23) specs.openstack.org
API Lifecycle: Design Stage (Part 2 of 4) (2017-05-24) medium.com
Why you should follow the robustness principle in your APIs (2017-05-25) engineering.klarna.com
Robustness principle (2017-05-25) www.wikiwand.com
RFC 3117 (2017-05-25) tools.ietf.org
Recently posted on our blog at www.lunchbadger.com (2017-05-25) medium.com
Which wordlist endpoints would be useful for you? — API Developer Community (2017-05-27) forum.oxforddictionaries.com
dropbox/stone: Write your APIs in stone. (2017-05-27) github.com
Introducing the AsyncAPI specification (2017-05-27) dev.to
Accordion APIs How (2017-05-30) medium.com
Service (2017-05-30) www.bmc.com
REST API Design Tips from Experience (2017-05-30) medium.com
4 ways to improve SEO with schema and structured data (2017-06-02) thenextweb.com
Descriptions for request attributes in Postman (2017-06-02) blog.getpostman.com
Three Principles of API First Design (2017-06-02) medium.com
Software Defined Talk: An AWS Private Cloud Strategy, and YAML (2017-06-02) thenewstack.io
Documenting APIs with Swagger (2017-06-02) docslikecode.com
KDL: A Notation to Describe Kubernetes Application Deployments (2017-06-06) blog.openshift.com
Amazon API Gateway Enables Customization of Error Responses (2017-06-06) aws.amazon.com
Transclude Preference for the HTTP Prefer Header (2017-06-09) rawgit.com
The Definitive Guide for building REST APIs (2017-06-10) medium.com
RESTful Services (2017-06-11) medium.com
REST API for Dummies: The Store Metaphor (2017-06-12) medium.com
Introducing Our SendGrid Template Migration Tool (2017-06-12) www.sparkpost.com
Support for Export to WSDL Added (2017-06-12) docs.apimatic.io
dwSQL Intro · GitBook (2017-06-12) docs.data.world
Scenarios v3.3 Update (2017-06-12) medium.com
Announcing Azure Functions OpenAPI (Swagger) support preview (2017-06-12) blogs.msdn.microsoft.com
API design fundamentals: usage driven design (2017-06-14) medium.com
Best Practices for API Error Handling (2017-06-15) nordicapis.com
RESTful Services (2017-06-16) developers.redhat.com
Zoom REST API OpenAPI Specification (2017-06-19) medium.com
Twitter API: Cursoring (2017-06-19) medium.com
4 Mantras for Designing Scalable APIs (2017-06-20) nordicapis.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Definitions Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Apache Avro

Apache Avro is a data serialization system. Avro relies on schemas. When Avro data is read, the schema used when writing it is always present. This permits each datum to be written with no per-value overheads, making serialization both fast and small. This also facilitates use with dynamic, scripting languages, since data, together with its schema, is fully self-describing.

API Blueprint

API Blueprint is a documentation-oriented API description language. A couple of semantic assumptions over the plain Markdown. API Blueprint is perfect for designing your Web API and its comprehensive documentation but also for quick prototyping and collaboration. It is easy to learn and even easier to read – after all it is just a form of plain text.

API Transformer

Transform API Descriptions from/to various formats e.g., Swagger, API Blueprint, RAML, WADL, Google Discovery, I/O Docs. Please contact us for production and high volume usage.

Elastic Path

Elastic Path builds commerce software that powers the next generation of digital experiences, helping businesses generate more revenue from their goods, services, and content. Our products, including Commerce Engine, Cortex, and Subscriptions, enable companies to unite discovery, buying, and consumption into outstanding customer experiences that drive more engagement and conversion.

Frictionless Data

Data Packages are a lightweight containerization format for data. They provide the foundation for frictionless data transport. Tools and integrations to make it easy to integrate Data Packages into your data processing and publishing workflows. Learn how to get started using and developing with Data Packages through our guides, tutorials and documentation.

Postman

Postman on Chrome is the most efficient way to test, develop and document APIs. Create complex requests, go back in time and view results in a beautiful way. Postman has more than 80 features to help you at every step. Our user base is growing rapidly and with more tools in the pipeline, Postman aims to provide the most comprehensive API development and testing solution to developers.

Google API Discovery Service

You can use the Google API Discovery Service to build client libraries, IDE plugins, and other tools that interact with Google APIs. It provides a lightweight, JSON-based API that exposes machine-readable metadata about Google APIs.

OData

OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines the best practice for building and consuming RESTful APIs. OData helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats and query options etc.

OpenAPIs

The Open API Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how REST APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format. SmartBear Software is donating the Swagger Specification directly to the OAI as the basis of this Open Specification.  

RAML

RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a simple and succinct way of describing practically-RESTful APIs. It encourages reuse, enables discovery and pattern-sharing, and aims for merit-based emergence of best practices. The goal is to help our current API ecosystem by solving immediate problems and then encourage ever-better API patterns. RAML is built on broadly-used standards such as YAML and JSON and is a non-proprietary, vendor-neutral open spec.

RESTdesc

Semantic descriptions for hypermedia APIs. RESTdesc allows you to capture the functionality of hypermedia APIs, so automated agents can use them. Despite their powerful capabilities, RESTdesc descriptions are easy to master. Description is not a goal in itself: you want your API to be used. See how RESTdesc opens up your API for discovery, based on its functional characteristics.

Schema.org

Schema.org is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond. Schema.org vocabulary can be used with many different encodings, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD. 

U.S. Data Federation

The U.S. Data Federation supports data interoperability and harmonization across Federal, state, and local government agencies by highlighting common data formats, API specifications, and metadata vocabularies.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Definitions Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around these APIs and API services. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API definition research.

API Specification ,

API Blueprint

API Blueprint is a documentation-oriented API description language. A couple of semantic assumptions over the plain Markdown. API Blueprint is perfect for designing your Web API and its comprehensive documentation but also for quick prototyping and collaboration. It is easy to learn and even easier to read; after all,​ it is just a form of plain text.

Barrister RPC

Barrister is a RPC system that uses an external interface definition (IDL) file to describe the interfaces and data structures that a component implements. It is similar to tools like Protocol Buffers, Thrift, Avro, and SOAP.

I/O Docs

I/O Docs is a live interactive documentation system for RESTful web APIs. By defining APIs at the resource, method and parameter levels in a JSON schema, I/O Docs will generate a JavaScript client interface. API calls can be executed from this interface, which are then proxied through the I/O Docs server with payload data cleanly formatted.

OpenAPI-Specification

The goal of The OpenAPI Specification is to define a standard, language-agnostic interface to REST APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. When properly defined via OpenAPI, a consumer can understand and interact with the remote service with a minimal amount of implementation logic. Similar to what interfaces have done for lower-level programming, OpenAPI removes the guesswork in calling the servi

Postman Collections

A collection lets you group individual requests together. These requests can be further organized into folders to accurately mirror your API. Requests can also store sample responses when saved in a collection. You can add metadata like name and description too so that all the information that a developer needs to use your API is available easily.

RESTful API Description Language (RADL)

RESTful API Description Language (RADL) is an XML vocabulary for describing Hypermedia-driven RESTful APIs. Unlike most HTTP API description languages, RADL focuses on defining a truly hypermedia-driven REST API from the client's point of view. Unlike description languages based on JSON or Markdown, RADL makes it easy to integrate documentation written in HTML or XML. The APIs that RADL describes may use any media type, in XML, JSON, HTML, or any other format.

RESTful API Modeling Language

RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a simple and succinct way of describing practically-RESTful APIs. It encourages reuse, enables discovery and pattern-sharing, and aims for merit-based emergence of best practices. The goal is to help our current API ecosystem by solving immediate problems and then encourage ever-better API patterns. RAML is built on broadly-used standards such as YAML and JSON and is a non-proprietary, vendor-neutral open spec.

Clients ,

Paw API Blueprint Generator

Paw extension providing support to export API Blueprint as a code generator, allowing for you to publish API definitions from the web API client tooling.

raml2postman

Coverts RAML specs to Postman Collections (v1 of the collection format)

Data Policy ,

European Union PSI Directive

The Directive on the re-use of public sector information entered into force on 31 December 2003. It was revised by Directive 2013/37/EU which entered into force on 17 July 2013. It focuses on the economic aspects of re-use of information rather than on the access of citizens to information. It encourages the Member States to make as much information available for re-use as possible. It addresses material held by public sector bodies in the Member States, at national, regional and local levels, such as ministries, state agencies, municipalities, as well as organisations funded for the most part by or under the control of public authorities.

G8 Open Data Charter

The Open Data Charter sets out 5 strategic principles that all G8 members will act on. These include an expectation that all government data will be published openly by default, alongside principles to increase the quality, quantity and re-use of the data that is released. G8 members have also identified 14 high-value areas – from education to transport, and from health to crime and justice from which they will release data. These will help unlock the economic potential of open data, support innovation and provide greater accountability.

President Obama Executive Order

Under the terms of the Executive Order and a new Open Data Policy released today by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget, all newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, greatly enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, while ensuring privacy and security.

Data Specification ,

Application-Level Profile Semantics (ALPS)

The purpose of Application-Level Profile Semantics (ALPS) is to document the application-level semantics of a particular implementation. This is accomplished by describing elements of response representations for a target media type. For example identifying markup elements returned (i.e. semantic HTML ala Microformats) and state transitions (i.e. HTML.A and HTML.FORM elements) that advance the state of the current application.

Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS)

ADMS is a profile of DCAT, used to describe semantic assets (or just 'Assets'), defined as highly reusable metadata (e.g. xml schemata, generic data models) and reference data (e.g. code lists, taxonomies, dictionaries, vocabularies) that are used for eGovernment system development.

JSON Schema

Describes your JSON data format in clear, human- and machine-readable documentation that is complete structural validation, useful for automated testing, and validating client-submitted data.

JSON Table Schema

This RFC defines a simple schema for tabular data. The schema is designed to be expressible in JSON.

JSON-RPC 2.0

JSON-RPC is a stateless, light-weight remote procedure call (RPC) protocol. Primarily this specification defines several data structures and the rules around their processing. It is transport agnostic in that the concepts can be used within the same process, over sockets, over http, or in many various message passing environments. It uses JSON (RFC 4627) as data format.

Open Data Protocol (OData)

OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines the best practice for building and consuming RESTful APIs. OData helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats and query options etc.

Discovery ,

APIs.json

APIs are becoming a crucial part of the Web. Unfortunately however, it remains very difficult to determine the location of these APIs on servers around the Web. The only way to discover APIs and their properties is via human driven search through public search engines or in hand curated API Directory listings. While these methods work, neither can scale to the potentially hundreds of thousands and millions of APIs which will be published over the next few years.

Home Documents for HTTP APIs

JSON Home Document is an HTTP API definition formated that follows the RFC4627 specification, and has the media type application/json-home.

Hypermedia ,

Collection+JSON

Collection+JSON is a JSON-based read/write hypermedia-type designed to support management and querying of simple collections.

HAL

HAL is a simple format that gives a consistent and easy way to hyperlink between resources in your API. Adopting HAL will make your API explorable, and its documentation easily discoverable from within the API itself. In short, it will make your API easier to work with and therefore more attractive to client developers. APIs that adopt HAL can be easily served and consumed using open source libraries available for most major programming languages. It's also simple enough that you can just deal with it as you would any other JSON.

JSON-LD

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.

Mason

Mason is a JSON format for introducing hypermedia elements to classic JSON data representations. With Mason, you get hypermedia elements for linking and modifying data, features for communicating to client developers and standardized error handling. Mason is built on JSON, reads JSON, writes JSON and generally fits well into a JSON based eco-system.

RESTdesc

Semantic descriptions for hypermedia APIs. RESTdesc allows you to capture the functionality of hypermedia APIs, so automated agents can use them. Despite their powerful capabilities, RESTdesc descriptions are easy to master. The description is not a goal in itself: you want your API to be used. See how RESTdesc opens up your API for discovery, based on its functional characteristics.

Proxy ,

Prism

Turn any OAS (Swagger 2) file into an API server with mocking, transformations, validations, and mor

Schema ,

CSV Dialect Description Format (CSVDDF)

This RFC defines a simple JSON format to describe the various dialects of CSV files; it aims to deal with a reasonably large subset of the features which differ between dialects (terminator strings, quoting rules, escape rules, etc), and roughly to describe the union of the capabilities of Python’s csv module, Ruby’s CSV module, and the MySQL and Postgres bulk load facilities at the time of writing (February 2013).

Data Package Identifiers

Data Package Identifiers are small JSON-oriented structure or strings which identify a Data Package (and, usually, its location).

JSON Table Schema

This RFC defines a simple schema for tabular data. The schema is designed to be expressible in JSON.

Semantics ,

Application-Level Profile Semantics (ALPS)

The purpose of Application-Level Profile Semantics (ALPS) is to document the application-level semantics of a particular implementation. This is accomplished by describing elements of response representations for a target media type. For example identifying markup elements returned (i.e. semantic HTML ala Microformats) and state transitions (i.e. HTML.A and HTML.FORM elements) that advance the state of the current application.

JSON-LD

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.

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