How to build an API in 5 minutes

Posted by Eamon in API, Open Source, PHP, Zend Framework, echolibre, innovation, jquery, python, web3.0
Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 15:44
On Friday evening we quietly announced on twitter a product that we’ve been working on for the last 10 months. FRAPI is an Open Source API framework that allows you to open up your existing web based application or legacy system to your own or third party developers.

FRAPI handles standard API things like authentication and data formatting, and speeds up the API development process — like the way ZF or Symfony for PHP, Django for Python, JQuery for JavaScript (or, I suppose even Ruby on Rails ;-p ), does for other technologies.

David Coallier put together a quick 5 minute screencast to show you how you can use FRAPI to start building your API.

FRAPI is about to go into closed beta and we already have a nice list of developers building up. If you’d like to be part of our closed beta release, you can sign up on

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