Full Stack Radio

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35: Jonathan Reinink - Fixing Common API Design Mistakes

In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink of Code Distillery about common API design challenges and how to fix them.

Topics include:

  • Does it make sense to scope resources to the authenticated user or should you always use sub-resources?
  • When to use nested resources and when to avoid them
  • Strategies for dealing with actions that don't seem to fit into REST
  • Breaking the mapping between your API and your database
  • Using singular sub-resources and optional fields to simplify your responses