Now that we have covered the essentials, we could go and hack our MVP together. However, we will look at other options first.
The next thing we should consider in building our API is a versioning scheme. It is inevitable that we are going to change an API and at some point will face backward-incompatible changes. You might ignore it if you only have one client. But trust me, if you don’t consider it from the start, it will ruin your day in the future.
Now that we have settled on using REST, we face the next decision with naming our endpoints. It seems easy, but I’ve found three way so far, and I believe all claim to be best practice. Which I find funny.
We finished with 4 endpoints and the question if we could use REST for the API last time.
What we got so far:
In the center of Kanban is the so-called Kanban Board; yes, it is an actual board. On it, there are usually 3 columns, called swim lanes. The lanes represent the state of a task and are named Ready, Doing and Done; starting on the left. Each individual todo aka task is written on a post-it note and depending on its state, put in a column. Usually, a task will start on the left in Ready.
I published in a recent newsletter how I learn. Today, it’s moving from the secret labs to the open space.
24.11.2017 by Jens in APIs
When building APIs in Java, we have some more options than just Spring Boot. No, I am not talking about JEE. We actually have some more options.
This is the fourth part of the API documentation series. In the last part we explored RAML as a solution, and in this article, we are covering OpenAPI.