Author Archives: Larry

API Rearchitecture Series – The Juicy Details

In the previous post, my esteemed colleague and sometimes friend wrote about an epic quest that the API team is undertaking. I wanted to take a few moments to explain some problems we have had in our current system, what … Continue reading

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On RESTful API Standards – Just Be Cool: 11 Rules for Practical API Development (part 2 of 2)

I posted a few days ago about my ideas for 11 rules for practical API development. Let’s jump back in with rules 6 to 11. 6. Make it easy to understand and navigate through child objects. The fact is it … Continue reading

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On RESTful API Standards – Just Be Cool: 11 Rules for Practical API Development (part 1 of 2)

There are many articles floating around the internet right now about defining RESTful API standards. I’m guessing this is because Ruby on Rails makes it so easy to build an API that everyone and their mom has started building one. … Continue reading

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Project Hydra – Scaling an API Globally



At AppNexus we provide our clients with a RESTful API that allows people to manage all of their data in our adserving echosystem.  The API is built on a LAMP stack with memcache sprinkled in to help out with session … Continue reading

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