Category: alt-tekpub

Alt.Tekpub: Consuming The API

Take Nothing for Granted As a programmer it's easy for me to think about ways that clients might consume my API. For instance – I'm imagining a few scenarios with Bac...

My Week With The Hypermedia Cowboys

Hyperbole: Take a Break I received a lot of help over the past few weeks from good folks like Mike Amundsen, John Sheehan,Darrel Miller, and Steve Klabnik. Each offered a varying l...

Moving The Philosophy Into Machinery

An Invitation I admire people who stick their neck out and offer to help others. In my case, with this whole REST kerfuffle – that would be Glenn Block (aka "2Cs")....

Alt.Tekpub: Conceiving a RESTful API

Use Cases Always start with the user/consumer in mind (in this post the user or consumer is someone using my API for whatever reason). If they don't like what you do, your app ...

Alt.Tekpub: Moving to MongoDB

Exploring NoSQL When we moved from .NET to Rails we started out with MongoDB using MongoMapper. I loved it a lot back then – incredibly easy to work with and quite fast. But ...