In the traditional two or three-tier world of web development, there is an inherent trust between the client and the server. Each is contextually aware of the other and withholds or shares informatio
I’d like to clarify some things about the use of HTTP verbs for RESTful APIs and the apparent misconceptions these can bring about. Firstly, there are a few people who believe that RESTful APIs are p
Designing APIs often leads to a compromise between producers and/or consumers. Consumers of APIs would like the interface to be as close to their requirements as possible; they want to avoid possible
The humble restaurant menu follows a common pattern where menu items are generally separated into a logical hierarchy. At the top level, we may have breakfast items, dinner items or drinks items. Each...
During a Domain Driven Design (DDD) workshop this week, one of my colleagues very cleverly used grocery store aisles as an analogy to explain why attributes should be grouped into entities. He explai
Every New Year’s Eve we are wowed by extravagant fireworks from around the world - we anticipate them and we expect them. This New Year’s Eve was no different, except for me – this year I was in Cope