A Web API ecosystem through feature-based reuse [article]

Ruben Verborgh, Michel Dumontier
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The fast-growing Web API landscape brings clients more options than ever before---in theory. In practice, they cannot easily switch between different providers offering similar functionality. We discuss a vision for developing Web APIs based on reuse of interface parts called features. Through the introduction of 5 design principles, we investigate the impact of feature-based reuse on Web APIs. Applying these principles enables a granular reuse of client and server code, documentation, and
more » ... . Together, they can foster a measurable ecosystem with cross-API compatibility, opening the door to a more flexible generation of Web clients.
arXiv:1609.07108v3 fatcat:a64d5nxcvnfv3or6potmsewkjm