Some thoughts on the RESTful way of the APIs

So, it’s been a while now since I have written a post reflecting my thoughts on a subject. It has been primarily like this since I’ve been busy doing what I always do – trying out new cool things and ideas.

In almost every app, every SaaS platform or every web based backend system I write, the first thing I start with is an API. This API first attitude has helped me in many ways. First and foremost, it helps me think how the architecture must work to suffice the needs of the client. It also leads me to think about containers and how best to distribute load etc. Now, this might seem like an overkill when just trying out a new idea but it at least gives me a rough estimate of the scope of the project that I’m looking at. Besides, now a days, working with thick client frameworks like Angular JS almost demands that you have a strong backend with a well written collection of APIs. Continue reading