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Implementing real world Consumer-Driven Contracts in a single web application

I've been leaning towards the idea of Consumer-Driven Contracts in order to allow separate API consumers evolve on their own. To approach this concept initially I'm tempted to dip my toes in slightly ...
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Syncing file data and form data uploaded at separate times

I have a web application where users can upload office documents. In addition to uploading files users also specify extra information about them that's not contained in the files themselves but is ...
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The best way of handing a form post as an API type of submission

I have recently been tasked with a project to create an API that handles a form post using PHP. I have never done something like this before and this will be handling payments so I would like to do ...
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What is the most sensible design for making files available for download from a URL?

This is what I need to do, in a nutshell: Generate Excel spreadsheet files (programmatically). Store these .xlsx files in a location where they can be accessed by users later. These files need to ...
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Whether to embed linked resources in REST API

I am building a REST API where clients can query user-sent messages, like this: GET http://example.com/api/v1/messages?from=0&to=100 Response: [ { "id": 12345, "text": ...
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Best Practice for masking Credit Card informations in Web Api 2

In an Asp.Net Web API 2 project, We're logging every http request and response with log4Net. Some controllers have critical parameters such as "CreditCard, CVV, Month, Year" etc. This data should not ...
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Project structure for Web, Api, DAL and ViewModels

I have a ASP .NET WebApi and a Web Project. I'm about to create a DAL class library... Which will be my codefirst/POCO's or possibly edmx files. I'm wondering do I need to have another class library ...
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multiple api calls vs more complex apis

I have been providing a Web API (.NET MVC 5) of an Oracle Database to people who are making a mobile app. I have to admit that I am not very good at it. I have found that I can easily produce Data ...
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What is a correct way to exchange information between “frontend” and “backend”? [closed]

I am not so experienced in client-server applications and I could not find exactly answer to my question anywhere in google. I am developing part of application on server side and my collegue who ...
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Is there a way to download Google's voice recognition API so it can be used offline? [closed]

I'm playing with Google's voice recognition for a personal project and I have a fun little Q&A program written in Python using it. The problem, as it were, is that it means I have to be connected ...
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Architecture for Web application to monitor remote servers

So I'm a relatively new programmer, attempting to create a web application (ASP.net) to display the system information (E.G. Status of windows services, disk & resource usage and errors in event ...
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How to handle file uploads express (UUID / location)

I am building a community website with a NodeJS express backend and a mysql database. Now I am up to the point where I want to store profile pictures of users and pictures related to specfic ...
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How to correctly implement key=value storage REST API

I'm new to REST API, so I decided to get familiar with it by designing a small web service API. I have its design written down and would like you to review it. I feel like I have made some mistakes in ...
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Separating Web API and the client application in .NET [closed]

Up until now I have created my .NET Web API projects with both the API and client code in the same project. In this next project it is important that I separate the two into their own projects. The ...
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Implementing a method that never returns the same data twice

I have a mobile application which retrieves x number of ContentItems from a Web API, however I need a way to only display content that the user hasn't seen before on screen. (Just to be clear, the ...
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Change database based on request origin

I am developing a web application which will be run by multiple companies. Each company will have its own instance of that web application and its own database. The web applications and databases ...
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How do you organize API endpoint contracts

Where trying to improve the "confidence" we have in our inter-service communication. Background: "Contracts" has been a matter of sharing a piece of code that defines an interface to implement, but ...
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Soap vs. rest - a hybrid approach? [closed]

I have a proper SOA architecture, with web services defined with WSDL and responding to SOAP requests. But this application has also an endpoint that responds to json request and replies in json ...
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ASP.NET WebAPI 2 Attribute routing and sub folders

I m using Attribute Routing in WebAPI. My question is more on creating subfolders under controllers in WebAPI(Not in MVC, I'm using Areas for that) I searched what kind of impact, it would cause to ...
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Can I use data from the Amazon API in my App?

I'm having a hard time finding information on this, but using the Amazon API (such as the ItemSearch api) provides you with data on Amazon products. In my case I am interested in books. The Amazon ...
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Should API DTOs be shaped to client(s) or be universal?

I have a project with an internal desktop client app and a server-side client API service talking to a relational database. I seem to have two choices: 1) shape DTOs to client views, e.g. ...
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C++ HTTP API Design

I have a massive library written in C++ that handles a lot of mathematical operations, using C++ makes it fast and in all honesty, I don't want to re-write the whole functionality. I am thinking ...
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Alternatives to setting up an API system

I want to launch a service that could support integration by third-parties. Unfortunately it’s way out of hand to build an entire API by now. Here’s my question: Would there be any possible solution ...
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In Web API is it a good practice to wrap the results with my model? [closed]

I have a Web API, and I'm thinking if it's a good idea to always wrap the result with a my own result model which will always contain specific structure like: { Data:(of type T generic), ...
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API Breaking Changes

I have a public REST API for creating new business profile records in my system. The request itself looks similar to this: { "BusinessName" : "AName", "CurrencyCode" : "USD" } You can see ...
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Making a security on webapi for browser usage [closed]

I have a webapi project working in production for few months now. The entire webapi is server to server. There is a need now to have the same functionality in a browser, meaning the customers ...
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AngularJS and ASP MVC

We have started to implement AngularJS in our web-applications using ASP MVC. I am wondering what approach to use for building application in the future. Keep using our current stategy: Build the ...
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Designing CRUD part of an HTTP API

This question is in the context of web based applications. A web server exposing an HTTP api for clients (e.g. running in a browser but not necessarily). Usually the web server would be connected to ...
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Is it safe to include connection data in token?

When generating a ClaimIdentity for use by oAuth in generating a token, is it safe to include database information as a claim? My application uses a different database depending on the specific ...
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What is better to return from the controller - a JsonResult or a string?

I have a WebAPI application and I have a controller method which is used to return a json result to the UI. Now, I can either return a string (because the json is basically a string - and it works ...
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Asp.net MVC web application and iOS mobile app

I am currently writing a web application in ASP.NET MVC, so far it is mostly a simple CRUD web app. The database is hosted on the cloud and I am using Entity Framework to interact with it. I know ...
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API with limits vs site crawling

I started working on a website,for tracking and rating watched anime/manga/etc. and recommendations, and it should also have an API, for providing the info about series and other things. On similar ...
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Is Open Data Protocol (odata) Being Widely Embraced by the Development Community? [closed]

EDIT: In case you aren't familiar with odata, here you go. I am trying to determine whether it is worth learning this technology or if it is something that is not going to catch on. The premise is ...
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When to implement WCF Rest Service and WebApi

I have gone through many articles to understand why we need WebApi's when we can create restful architecture using WCF rest services but could not find some solid reason. Can we use these ...
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Using REST to get/post/etc polymorphic types stored in Table-per-Type database

I've got a Table-per-Type database something similar to this: public abstract class WorkItem { public int WorkItemId {get;set;} } public sealed class CancelingWorkItem : WorkItem { public ...
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REST API: Resource Ownership

Let's say there are Users and Pets. Each Pet has a single User as its owner, and a globally unique id. Endpoints could be /users/1/pets/2 /pets/2 I feel like the first option could be unintuitive ...
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Token or ASP.NET Identity based security in ASP.NET Web API 2

Background I have a Web API 2 project, without any extension of ASP.NET MVC or ASP.NET projects. The API will only be used to communicate between the server and Windows 8, Windows Phone 8.1 and iOS ...
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Risks of AJAX calls to ASMX

Currently working on an ajax call to an ASP web service (.asmx). In a situation where I POST to the url/.asmx/WebMethod, am I exposing information of any kind? In the 'WebMethod' I am running a ...
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REST API - Updating a Variable

If you are updating a variable in a RESTful API, for example person's weight, how should this be laid out? What I have thought of: PUT /person/1/weight?weight=150 PUT /person/1/weight {"weight": ...
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Best practice to handle POST with array of objects if at least one object raise an Exception

I want to POST an array of objects and make an insertion in database concerning each of them. What is the best practice if one object does not conform and raise an Exception? (cancel all transactions ...
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API authentication with a single ID

A typical API authentication usually rely on a pair of API ID + SECRET, my question is: if the API ID is unique and randomly generated and is considered strong enough (e.g. SHA512), why a SECRET is ...
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Knowing when a SQL table is done updating before Querying

I am using a self hosted windows service WEB API as the layer between my Windows 8 App and a SQL Server Database because Windows 8 apps can't directly connect to SQL server like win forms or pretty ...
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Sharing authorization logic between ASP.NET MVC 4 and WebAPI 2 projects

Pretty similar to this question here the current application that we are working on has a separate MVC 4 and WebApi 2 projects, where the MVC project is processing the user request to the WebApi which ...
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Role-based REST API?

I'm building a REST API for which several users with different roles will have access to the resources it contains. To keep the scope simple let's take the "student/teacher/class" domain: GET ...
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Securing a Web Api for individual Users

We currently have a web app (.net MVC 5), user's login using their username and password and then we store an encrypted value in a cookie to authenticate them on future requests. We are now in the ...
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Should I validate API output?

I'm working on a Web API to provide data to a third party per the specification they provided. The process for each API call is essentially: 1. Extract data as XML 2. Deserialize data to DTO (POCO) ...
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why do people do REST API's instead of DBAL's?

At the past two companies I've been at REST API's exist for querying data via a web app. ie. instead of having the web app do SQL directly it calls a REST API and that does the SQL and returns the ...
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What is the idiomatic way in REST to handle field level permissions?

REST APIs conventionally expose resources addressed at the object level. While it's easy to do object level permissions using the appropriate HTTP responses, handling field level permissions is a bit ...
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Can an http service queue up work via a timer?

I'll preface this by saying that I'm not particularly familiar with writing http services. To keep things simple, I'll use the metaphor of creating a collages from images selected by the user. The ...
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How does this kind of application and DDD relate?

In Domain-Driven Design the application is divided, as I understand, into four layers: Presentation Layer Application Layer Domain Layer Infrastructure Layer I understand this well, for instance, ...