Manifest files can have categories now. Time to update those JSON files.
I’ve never been so excited by a single diff in a JSON file.
Service workers are coming to Safari.
A great one-page intro to microformats (h-card in particular), complete with a parser that exports JSON. Bookmark this for future reference.
RSS isn’t dead, but it has metamorphosed into JSON.
I don’t know if syndication feeds have yet taken on their final form, but they’re the canonical example of 927ing.
Anyway, I’ve gone ahead and added some JSON feeds to adactio.com:
Remember mashups? Mashups were cool.
If you fancy partying like it’s nineteen ninety web 2.0, here’s a growing list of public APIs that return JSON.
I agree completely with the sentiment of this article (although the title is perhaps a bit overblown): you shouldn’t need a separate API—that’s what you’re existing URL structure should be.
I’m not entirely sure that content negotiation is the best way to go when it comes to serving up different representations: there’s a real value in being able to paste a URL into a browser window to get back a JSON or XML representation of a resource.
But this is spot-on about the ludicrous over-engineered complexity of most APIs. It’s ridiculous that I can enter a URL into a browser window to get an HTML representation of my latest tweets, but I have to sign up for an API key and jump through OAuth hoops, and agree to display the results in a specific way if I want to get a JSON representation of the same content. Ludicrous!
Design principles for APIs.
An API is a user interface for developers. Put the effort in to ensure it’s not just functional but pleasant to use.
A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.
Yahoo's RESTful query language can now parse microformats. This is excellent news ...although I'm personally finding it tough to wrap my head around the documentation. It's certainly trickier than hKit but then, it's almost certainly more powerful too.
Wait till I come! Â» Blog Archive Â» Detecting and displaying the information of a logged-in twitter user
Clever or creepy? You decide.
The slides from Simon's excellent full-length presentation at the head conference. Every web developer needs to be aware of these issues.
The last project from Simon and Nat is essentially a way of viewing groups (slices of activity) on Twitter ...and it exposes a security flaw in the JSON-P API too.
You can know use an API (with BBAuth) to get contact Yahoo account contact details. There really is no excuse now for still using the password anti-pattern.
The second part of Gareth's series for Digital Web on APIs. This time he's got some PHP code samples for parsing XML and JSON.
Great explanatory article by James Bennett comparing JSON and XML.
Dave Winer doesn't get JSON.
Simon St. Laurent writes about the victory of JSON over XML in the browser and looks forward to a future filled with XQuery.