A Web API is a platform with a web-style interface developers can use to implement functionality. Well-designed APIs feel like a natural extension of the application, rather than just a new interface into the backend database. Designing Web APIs based on use cases allows an organization to develop irresistible APIs, which developers can consume easily and which support the business values of that organization. Irresistible APIs provides step-by-step, jargon-free guidance for designing APIs that reflect an application's core business value, delight the developers who use them, and will stand the test of time. In it, business product managers and developers learn to treat an API as a first class product, discovering what questions to ask during design so that the first version is the best possible product. Because APIs are a combination of business needs and technical implementations, exercises throughout the book present both sides of the design process, allowing users to engage with the material that's most comfortable and relevant for them. After reading, teams will be able to design APIs that attract developers, lead their industry, and add value to their core business. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Despite the advances that have been made in programming, there is still a lack of sufficient methods for quality control. While code standards try to force programmers to follow a specific set of rules, few tools exist that really deal with automatic refactoring of this code, and evaluation of the coverage of these tests is still a challenge. Code Generation, Analysis Tools, and Testing for Quality is an essential reference source that discusses the generation and writing of computer programming and methods of quality control such as analysis and testing. Featuring research on topics such as programming languages, quality assessment, and automated development, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, computer science teachers, enterprise developers, and researchers seeking coverage on code auditing strategies and methods.
Getting Up to Speed with Rich Internet Application Design and Development
Author: Alaric Cole
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Learn Adobe Flex 4 in a fun and engaging way with this book's unique, hands-on approach. Using clear examples and step-by-step coaching from two experts, you'll create four applications that demonstrate fundamental Flex programming concepts. Throughout the course of this book, you’ll learn how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, and create and skin a user interface with Flex’s UI components (MXML) and Adobe's new FXG graphics format. You'll also be trained to manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop. Learning Flex 4 offers tips and tricks the authors have collected from years of real-world experience, and straightforward explanations of object-oriented programming concepts to help you understand how Flex 4 works. Work with Flash Builder 4 and the Eclipse IDE Learn the basics of ActionScript, MXML, and FXG Design a Flex application layout Build an engaging user interface Add interactivity with ActionScript Handle user input with rich forms Link Flex to a server with PHP and MySQL Gather and display data Style applications and add effects, filters, and transitions Deploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR