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Submission + - A Lean Approach to Creating an API

bkirkby writes: I picked up a project a few months back where I needed to extend the schema to an API we had exposed for a partner to use. At first i was surprised to find the editing tool pushing JSON files to an S3 bucket and had assumed there was a separate process that was picking up those files and adding them to a database. As i dug into it further, i realized the architect of this solution was simulating a restful API by simply creating the proper directory structure and exposing the S3 bucket to the web. It was a fantastic quick hack solution for validating a partner relationship.

How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.