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As users of technology, we use REST APIs every day in some or the other form. Some of us also build REST APIs in day-to-day developers’ life. What are APIs and what makes them RESTful? In this article, I will talk about how to design scalable, reliable, and consistent RESTful APIs while avoiding common mistakes.

What is REST?

REST is an architectural style that defines a set of architectural principles by which you can design web services that focus on a system’s “resources”, including how the resource “states” are addressed and transferred over HTTP upon invocation by a wide range of “clients” written…

Microservice pattern architecture or simply called as Microservices is a distinctive method of developing software applications and systems for range of platforms — Web, mobile, IoT etc. Microservices architecture is a way of developing applications as a group of independently deployable components which are smaller, runs as an independent process and communicates with other similar Microservices, mostly via HTTP/REST with JSON, based on overall applications requirements. Any protocol can be chosen for communication but REST (Representational State Transfer), because of its lower complexity and overheads among others, is preferred.

Evolution

There are many enterprise applications and websites that have implemented…

Why Microservices?
Why Microservices?

Microservice pattern architecture or simply called as Microservices is a distinctive method of developing software applications and systems for range of platforms — Web, mobile, IoT etc. Microservices architecture is a way of developing applications as a group of independently deployable components which are smaller, runs as an independent process and communicates with other similar Microservices, mostly via HTTP/REST with JSON, based on overall applications requirements. Any protocol can be chosen for communication but REST (Representational State Transfer), because of its lower complexity and overheads among others, is preferred.

Evolution

There are many enterprise applications and websites that have implemented…

REST is an architectural style, or design pattern, for APIs.

The Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style is an API worldview that elevates information from systems into a first-class element of architectures. REST allows to achieve the architectural properties of performance, scalability, generality, simplicity, modifiability, and extensibility.

Who invented REST?

REST was defined by Roy Fielding, a computer scientist. He presented the REST principles in his PhD dissertation in 2000. The ideas and terms described as “RESTful” systems were introduced and collated in Dr. Roy Fielding’s thesis, “Architectural Styles and the Design of Network- based Software Architectures”.

REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer.

It means when…

A well-designed cloud infrastructure is meant to scale with demand of your application and let you build and run your applications that are both scalable and resilient. In-order to keep that, your load balancing solution must be able to keep up. On the application front, a well-designed application must scale seamlessly with changes in demand and be resilient enough to withstand when one or more compute resources go down.

How to define scalability and resilience

A scalable application is one that works well with a single user as well as when the user count goes more than thousands or even…

Most of the AI implementation is currently happening within a few technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. While more companies are starting to implement AI in their systems, early adopters are seeing benefits of using Artificial intelligence. AI promises to bring the next wave of disruptions and early results suggest that Artificial intelligence at scale can help bring accelerated digital transformations.

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Where is AI in everyday life?

AI influences everyday things. Latest AI advances and applications from startups and large companies is bringing smart machines to do stuff that was, not until very long ago, predominantly done only by humans. …

Vikas Shivpuriya

Technology Strategist, APIs and Emerging Technologies at Guardian Life insurance company of America https://www.infoworld.com/author/Vikas-Shivpuriya/

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