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Designing Web APIs Designing Web APIs

Designing an API is complicated to begin with, but evolving your API design over time makes the process even more difficult. There are several books on the topic, but none that guide you through key decisions for designing and building APIs for specific audiences and types of products. Well, until now, that is. Using case studies from companies such as Slack, Stripe, Facebook, and Github, this practical guide shows you how to navigate complex decisions when building, scaling, and evolving your own APIs. You'll learn best practices for designing APIs that developers will love, and discover how to evolve your APIs as your product grows. Developers, architects, tech leads, product managers, and engineering managers will:Examine strategies to expose data through web APIs, using webhooks, websockets, and HTTP;Learn how to evolve APIs while keeping them consistent;Be able to scale APIs with pagination and rate limiting;Handle security, p ...
Python Testing with pytest Python Testing with pytest

For Python-based projects, pytest is the undeniable choice to test your code if you're looking for a full-featured, API-independent, flexible, and extensible testing framework. With a full-bodied fixture model that is unmatched in any other tool, the pytest framework gives you powerful features such as assert rewriting and plug-in capability—with no boilerplate code. With simple step-by-step instructions and sample code, this book gets you up to speed quickly on this easy-to-learn and robust tool. Write short, maintainable tests that elegantly express what you're testing. Add powerful testing features and still speed up test times by distributing tests across multiple processors and running tests in parallel. Use the built-in assert statements to reduce false test failures by separating setup and test failures. Test error conditions and corner cases with expected exception testing, and use one test to run many test cases with parameterized testing. Extend pytest with plugins, conn ...
.NET Development Using the Compiler API .NET Development Using the Compiler API

This is the first book to describe the recent significant changes to the .NET compilation process and demonstrate how .NET developers can use the new Compiler API to create compelling applications. As an open source compiler, the Compiler API now makes its code available for anyone to use. In this book, you'll get a concise, focused view of this tremendous resource for developers, who can now use any part of the platform implementation to their advantage in analyzing applications, improving code generation, and providing enforceable patterns, all under an OSS model. You will learn how to analyze your code for defects in a fast, clean manner never available before. You'll work with solutions and projects to provide automatic refactoring, and you'll discover how you can generate code dynamically to provide application implementations at runtime Having the Compiler API available opens a number of doors for .NET developers that were either simply not there before ...
Learning WordPress REST API Learning WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API is a recent innovation that has the potential to unlock several new opportunities for WordPress developers. It can help you integrate with technologies outside of WordPress, as well as offer great flexibility when developing themes and plugins for WordPress. As such, the REST API can make developers' lives easier. The book begins by covering the basics of the REST API and how it can be used along with WordPress. Learn how the REST API interacts with WordPress, allowing you to copy posts and modify post metadata. Move on to get an understanding of taxonomies and user roles are in WordPress and how to use them with the WordPress REST API. Next, find out how to edit and process forms with AJAX and how to create custom routes and functions. You will create a fully-functional single page web app using a WordPress site and the REST API. Lastly, you will see how to deal with the REST API in future versions and will use it to interac ...
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition

Those who have made the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac have made Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual a runaway bestseller. The latest edition of this guide delivers what Apple doesn't - everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move your files and adapt to Mac's way of doing things. Written with wit and objectivity by Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue, this book will have you up and running on your new Mac in no time. ...
Internet of Things with Python Internet of Things with Python

Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the way devices/things interact with each other. And when you have IoT with Python on your side, you'll be able to build interactive objects and design them. This book lets you stay at the forefront of cutting-edge research on IoT. We'll open up the possibilities using tools that enable you to interact with the world, such as Intel Galileo Gen 2, sensors, and other hardware. You will learn how to read, write, and convert digital values to generate analog output by programming Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) in Python. You will get familiar with the complex communication system included in the board, so you can interact with any shield, actuator, or sensor. Later on, you will not only see how to work with data received from the sensors, but also perform actions by sending them to a specific shield. You'll be able to connect your IoT device to the entire world, by integrating WiFi, Bluetooth, and Internet settings. With everything ready, you ...
ArcGIS for JavaScript Developers by Example ArcGIS for JavaScript Developers by Example

The book starts by explaining the basics of the ArcGIS web mapping ecosystem. The book walks you through the development of six major applications, covering a wide variety of topics such as querying, rendering, advanced data visualization and performing map analytics. It also emphasizes on writing modular code using pure dojo, which is the preferred platform for developing web GIS applications using ArcGIS JavaScript API. By the end of the book, you will have gained enough practical experience to architect a robust and visually powerful mapping application using the API. ...
PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition

Whether you're sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so that users can access their data, this practical guide has everything you need to build APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell provides lots of hands-on code samples, real-world examples, and advice based on her extensive experience to guide you through the process—from the underlying theory to methods for making your service robust. You'll learn how to use this language to work with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. This updated second edition includes new tools and features that reflect PHP updates and changes on the Web. ...
Web Scraping with Python Web Scraping with Python

The Internet contains the most useful set of data ever assembled, largely publicly accessible for free. However, this data is not easily reusable. It is embedded within the structure and style of websites and needs to be carefully extracted to be useful. Web scraping is becoming increasingly useful as a means to easily gather and make sense of the plethora of information available online. Using a simple language like Python, you can crawl the information out of complex websites using simple programming. This book is the ultimate guide to using Python to scrape data from websites. In the early chapters it covers how to extract data from static web pages and how to use caching to manage the load on servers. After the basics we'll get our hands dirty with building a more sophisticated crawler with threads and more advanced topics. Learn step-by-step how to use Ajax URLs, employ the Firebug extension for monitoring, and indirectly scrape data. Discover more scraping nitty-gritties such ...
Web Scraping with Python Web Scraping with Python

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands - or even millions - of web pages at once. Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice. ...
Express.js Blueprints Express.js Blueprints

APIs are at the core of every serious web application. Express.js is the most popular framework for building on top of Node.js, an exciting tool that is easy to use and allows you to build APIs and develop your backend in JavaScript. Express.js Blueprints consists of many well-crafted tutorials that will teach you how to build robust APIs using Express.js. The book covers various different types of applications, each with a diverse set of challenges. You will start with the basics such as hosting static content and user authentication and work your way up to creating real-time, multiplayer online games using a combination of HTTP and Socket.IO. Next, you'll learn the principles of SOA in Node.js and see them used to build a pairing as a service. If that's not enough, we'll build a CRUD backend to post links and upvote with Koa.js! ...
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