My first commit to Cassandra. Not a big change but it is important if you are using Spark.
Ruben Verborgh has an piece on the how to move the semantic web forward. […] if you hosted a Web application, would you offer (even read-only) direct SQL access to your database? Of course you wouldn’t; this would pose a serious threat to the stability of your server. And, it’s not needed: you design your
HalClient is yet another ruby client library for HAL based web APIs. The goal is to provide an easy to use set of abstractions on top of HAL without completely hiding the HAL based API underneath. The areas of complication that HalClient seeks to simplify are CURIE links regular vs embedded links templated links working
That title got your attention, didn’t it? While trying to make this decision myself recently I really wished some agile manifesto style value statements existed for these two platforms. Now that I have my first production deploy of a Node.is app I’m going give it a stab. The Ruby on Rails community prefers: Speed of
It seems that most APIs — particularly internal ones — are not designed for ease of use but rather to be easy to implement. No one would expect a human facing product designed that way to be successful. We should not expect APIs to be any different. Web APIs are products in their own right.
Dear library developers, please knock that shit off immediately. We all seem to accept the wisdom of semantic versioning these days (thank goodness). Somehow, though, it has not occurred to many library developers that locking the first slot of the version to 0 means you give up all those benefits. Incrementing the first slot is
Designing the messages (or representations, i’ll use the terms interchangeably) is the most important part of API design. If you get the messages right everything else will flow naturally from them. Of course, there are trade offs that must be made when designing messages. One of those trade offs is how much data to put
Where are the cool innovations of the next decade happening so i can find a job working on them? I am starting to look for a job and for the first time in many years i am not sure what sort of job i want. I have made a good career being on the bleeding
I am no longer with GitHub. Working at GitHub was a pretty amazing experience. I enjoyed every single minute of it except for the last half hour or so. However, impermanence is — so i am back on the market. If you need someone who knows a fair bit about web API design, SOA (of
In Ruby on Rails the most common way to pass data from the controller to the views is by allowing views direct access to the controller’s instance variables. Encapsulation is one of the cornerstones of software engineering. Why is it thrown out the window for views? Allowing external code access to an objects private parts