Barry Frost

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Tagged #rest


Ruby framework for writing RESTful APIs

Insomnia REST Client


Serve a RESTful API directly from a Postgres database.


Microsoft’s best practices for RESTful API design


PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database.


Mac HTTP client/debugger

HTTP API Design Guide

API design guide extracted from work on the Heroku Platform API


PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.


A powerful HTTP client to test web services

Creates docs, tests, validations and more for your API


REST API to do Direct Debits

Things that make your web service RESTful (and not)

Tom Insam’s thoughts and debunking of what REST actually means (see also his REST vs non-REST follow-up)


Easy-to-use Ruby HTTP/REST client library with caching support


An interesting-looking schemaless, distributed, RESTful search engine, built on top of Lucene, with built-in support for multi-tenancy, data sharding, failover and automatic state restoration /via @timblair

Stashboard: The open source status dashboard

Provides a historic record of service availability for APIs or SaaS apps. Runs on Google App Engine.


JSONP RESTful interface for DNS lookups


Make HTTP requests with params and see the response formatted nicely

Styling buttons to look like links

Useful for destructive post actions


Query public APIs and RSS feeds with SQL-like expressions and return JSON(P).

Things Caches Do

Many things I didn’t know, including how to use last-modified and etag cache validators.