REST

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ActiveResource.js: Building a Powerful JavaScript SDK For Your JSON API, Fast

by Nick Landgrebe

As simple as your RESTful API may be, even internal users will want a JavaScript package that will do all the heavy lifting for them. Why build each CRUD request by hand, or worse, deal with related resources using custom code for every scenario? With ActiveResource.js, you don't have to.

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5 Things You Have Never Done with a REST Specification

by Alexander Zinchuk

The existence of RESTful APIs is a popular myth in web development—but it's a myth we can work with. The right tools can help keep documentation consistent and streamline automated testing. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Alexander Zinchuk explores several time-saving approaches to developing REST APIs, with examples in Node.js and Ruby on Rails.

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Creating a Secure REST API in Node.js

by Marcos Henrique da Silva

As patterns go, REST APIs are so useful and ubiquitous that every web developer, regardless of language or platform, should know how to build one. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Marcos Henrique da Silva shows how to create a simple and secure REST API for user management on Node.js.

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Python Machine Learning Prediction with a Flask REST API

by Guillaume Ferry

Employing Python to make machine learning predictions can be a daunting task, especially if your goal is to create a real-time solution. However, Tensorflow and Scikit-Learn can significantly speed up implementation. In this article, Toptal Python Developer Guillaume Ferry outlines a simple architecture that should help you progress from a basic proof of concept to a minimal viable product without much hassle.

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GraphQL vs. REST - A GraphQL Tutorial

by Amaury Martiny

You might have heard about the new kid around the block: GraphQL. If not, GraphQL is, in a word, a new way to fetch APIs, an alternative to REST.

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Laravel API Tutorial: How to Build and Test a RESTful API

by André Castelo

Laravel is a PHP framework developed with developer productivity in mind. Written and maintained by Taylor Otwell, the framework is very opinionated and strives to save developer time by favoring convention over configuration. The framework also aims to evolve with the web and has already incorporated several new features and ideas in the web development world---such as job queues, API authentication out of the box, real-time communication, and much more. In this article, we'll explore the ways you can build---and test---a robust API using Laravel. We'll be using Laravel 5.4, and all of the code is available for reference on GitHub.

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Get Started With Microservices: A Dropwizard Tutorial

by Dusan Simonovic

Dropwizard allows developers to quickly bootstrap their projects and package applications as easily deployable standalone services. It also happens to be relatively simple to use and implement. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Dusan Simonovic will introduce you to Dropwizard and demonstrate how you can use this powerful framework to create RESTful web services with ease.

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WordPress REST API: The Next Generation CMS Feature

by Brian Coords

For a while, WordPress seemed to had fallen behind. As the web became more reliant on JavaScript to create immersive, interactive experiences, it became increasingly clear that WordPress needed to offer new ways for users and developers to interact with its content. In this post, Toptal Freelance Developer Brian Coords explores the amazing new features of WordPress's REST API, showing why WordPress is still on the cutting edge of web development.

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How to Isolate Client-Server Interaction Logic in iOS Applications

by Alexander Gaidukov

Client-server interactions play a vital role in most modern mobile applications. By leveraging available backend services these mobile applications can provide some really amazing functionalities. However, as mobile applications grow complex it becomes essential to keep the networking module as clean and maintainable as possible - separated from the rest of the application logic. In this article, Toptal freelance software engineer Alexander Gaidukov walks us through the design of a simple networking module that allows your iOS application to interact with RESTful APIs.

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