One of the most exciting new developments (at least for API geeks like me) is the coming JSON API.
I’ve been a fan of Node since we were first introduced in 2011. Unfortunately, it’s taken me a few years to come up with a compelling business use for Node.
Determining which methods in your application needed testing used to be easy – test everything exposed by the public API. But once you invite other developers to contribute, you are exposing a whole other set of internal APIs to the team. The behavioral consistency of these methods is just as important as that of the public API, so shouldn’t you be testing them too? I would argue you should, even if this internal API consists of private and protected methods. To make life easier, I’ll give you a couple of tools for testing these limited-visibility functions without forcing everything to be declared “public.”
A few weeks ago, I published a tutorial regarding using the Google Reader API in PHP projects. Since that time, Google has changed the authentication portion of their API somewhat, so I need to revise my instructions just a bit. And some day in the future, I’ll even post a tutorial on how to use […]
A few days ago, I asked a question on Stack Overflow regarding the Google Reader API. What I wanted to do was build a WordPress plug-in that would import my feeds from Google Reader into my dashboard. I’ve already pulled in my site statistics and Facebook, Google Reader is the last holdout keeping me from […]