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Diego Bernardes github.com

Flare – a service that notifies of HTTP endpoint changes

Flare listens to changes on HTTP endpoints and notify subscripted clients about the changes. It help reduce the pressure on APIs by avoiding the clients to do pooling requests to search for new/changed content and the need of the APIs to develop workers to notify the clients about the. Pitched as useful for microservice architectures, but could find lots of uses outside of that context too.

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Chris Manson blog.stonecircle.io

The true power of JSON API – have someone else do it

This is an excellent post with some immediately useful takeaways (and some open source, to boot). Chris starts it with a compelling description of JSON API's value proposition: how to use JSON API as an "anti-bikeshedding weapon" Building Restful APIs requires hundreds of tiny decisions, which is like having a bike shed on every corner. Outsource the little stuff!

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