A Look Inside the Think Tank...Work by Thomas Steiner
REST Describe & Compile Screencasts
The application REST Describe & Compile is an editor, and a compiler for REST API descriptions based on Marc Hadley's Web Appilcation Description Language, short WADL. In an earlier blog post this morning about HOWTO make a screencast on Mac OS X, I have described my way of screencasting, now it is time to show off the screencasts on my blog:
REST Describe & Compile - BBC API Walkthru
This is a real world walkthru through the application. In the screencast I use the BBC API as an example of a typical API as it can be found in the wild. This screencast gives the best overview on what the project is good for.
REST Describe & Compile - Introduction
This is the description of the REST Describe & Compile project. Here I explain the project goals and the project constraints. If you want, this is the project's specification.
REST Describe & Compile - Screencast
This is a screencast for the REST Describe & Compile project. The screencast covers the program's WADL creation and code generation capabilities, basically it shows everything the program can do.
I have created a YouTube playlist so that you can view the screencasts one by one. All videos are also available for download in Quicktime format:
- BBC API Walkthru (full quality) (31,5MB), low res (23,6MB)
- Project Introduction (full quality) (14,3MB), low res (12,0MB)
- Screencast (full quality) (33,3MB), low res (19,4MB)
In addition to that, having watched the screencasts, also make sure to check the REST Describe & Compile Live Demo. For interested developers: the application's source code is available under a BSD License. Hope you like the screencasts and the application! Looking forward to your opinions.