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There’s an Alternative to Rest API: GraphQL

There’s an Alternative to Rest API: GraphQL

Recently I was asked to update a Node.JS server to replace all of the standard REST endpoints with GraphQL functionality. The project I was working on had already seen me working with multiple technologies I had never used before but this one I had never...

How to Document an Existing API Using Swagger

How to Document an Existing API Using Swagger

  A few months ago, I jumped into an exciting project with my teammates at Shockoe. My expertise was needed for testing and debugging, which led me to begin working with the middleware API. In this particular case, the project presented new...

Could Hyperloop be the best Appcelerator feature yet?

Could Hyperloop be the best Appcelerator feature yet?

I recently took the time to checkout out Appcelerator's Labs page where they allow users try out pre-release software. There are some interesting projects here, but I spent most of my time experimenting with Hyperloop, which could be the best new feature in Titanium....

Mock API Data and You: A Classic Love Story

Mock API Data and You: A Classic Love Story

A mobile app developer’s dream is to walk into the office on day one of the first sprint of a new project and find the bounty of a fully functioning web API laid before him. He locks eyes with the developer next to him and sheds a single tear, not out of sadness or...

Express HTTP servers with Node.js

Express HTTP servers with Node.js

This week we continue our series on building better web services with Node.js by taking a look at the Express web application framework. Unfamiliar with Node? Take a look at last week's blog post to find out what you're missing. Why Express? Express provides all of...

API Description Language for the Enterprise

API Description Language for the Enterprise

REST, now estimated to be used by 90% of new APIs, is great for groups within a corporation that can engineer their API as quick as lean startups. However, REST doesn’t fully meet the needs for enterprise businesses. With their slow-moving review and approval...

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