Wednesday, December 15, 2010

API Design

I recently presented some opinions and ideas about web API design at's Cloudstock event in San Francisco.

In the talk, I start with a poorly designed API and iterate it toward a well-behaved REST API. Along the way, I compare APIs from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare and others and share my opinions about which APIs do things well and which don't.

If you're thinking about API design, please give it a view and let me know what you think.

Here is a studio version of the talk:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

no such file to load -- spec

While trying to use Goto Alternate File (⌃⇧↓) in TextMate's Cucumber Bundle I was seeing an error like this:
no such file to load -- spec

that was pointing to line 20 of:
~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/Cucumber.tmbundle/Support/lib/cucumber/mate.rb

That line reads like this:

I changed it to:

Reloaded bundles (Bundles→Bundle Editor→Reload Bundles). And now things are working fine. My guess is RSpec 2 now goes by 'rspec' instead of 'spec'.