I've shipped a handful of greenfield APIs in recent months for different clients, and in each case I've been building the documentation before the API. I hadn't really recognised it as a pattern until someone else commented on it, but … Continue reading
Recently I was hastily building an API for a client and I wanted to run some tests against it. I've written before about using Runscope for API testing, but this was against a local dev platform (inside a VM, not … Continue reading
I work with a lot of APIs and I really appreciate good tools. Lately I've been really enjoying using Runscope for testing and monitoring my APIs so I thought I'd share how I work with this tool, which has a … Continue reading
The slides and "cheatsheet" resource for my FOWA tutorial. Probably only useful to people who saw the rest of the workshop though ... Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/lornajane/api-survival Reference: http://web.lornajane.net/attendee.html
ZendCon's main stage was my setting for this talk, and it was quite an experience! This talk is really a case study, showing how to build a simple API and wire it up to a basic website, and it's fun … Continue reading
This talk is really a case study of how and why you might build a website or other application out of two pieces: a frontend and a backend. This conference publishes video so that will appear in due course, but … Continue reading
I had a lot of fun giving this talk for the virtual PHP user group, Nomad PHP. What I love about this group is that it's open to everyone, wherever and whoever you are. They hold events in varying timezones … Continue reading
A short talk at APIStrat in Amsterdam about the joind.in API.
I'm working on a project that uses a search engine to show images on a particular topic ... but I need my search to be localised since I'm in the UK and so "football" doesn't mean what a generic search … Continue reading
This talk was at CodeConnexx in Maastricht, which was a mixed web technologies and soft skills event. Since the audience were of many different technical disciplines, this talk aims more at HTTP-level advice rather than implementation details.