Tag Archives: WebAPI

Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Continuous Integration

YonmaN   July 23, 2014   Comments Off on Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Continuous Integration

Hey everybody, In this series of spotlight articles I will go over Web API actions that will be useful for implementing Continuous Integration. These Web API actions are those that provide feedback about execution and allow you to move and deploy your application to facilitate testing. Note that this article won’t tell you how to set up a CI system,… Read more »

Zend Server Web API Spotlight: Z-Ray

Hey Everybody, Zend Server 7.0 is released and with it an exciting new feature: Z-Ray. This new feature exposes your application’s inner workings and logic to you, its developer. To say that Z-Ray makes life easier is an understatement but there will be plenty of other blog posts to praise it and show how it can be used. Zend Server… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster, part 3

Hey Everybody, In my previous posts in the cluster series, I covered different ways to connect Zend Server directly to a cluster. This method of connection was introduced in Zend Server 6.0.0, giving it the much needed flexibility. Using the direct approach, a server can either create a cluster or connect to an existing cluster and all you need is database credentials… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster part 2

Hey everybody, In a previous post I introduced the serverAddToCluster Web API action which allows us to initiate clusters and join existing ones with Zend Server. That post showed some code and discussed how the clustering process is started; now I will talk about how we should track the progress of our cluster and deal with ongoing issues. In this article,… Read more »

Zend Server Web API Spotlight: New in Zend Server 6.3

Hey everybody, I’m taking a brief pause in our scheduled programme of Web API tips and tricks, to let you know about the recently released Zend Server 6.3. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about news and additions in Web API version 1.7 for Zend Server 6.3: Web API Samples kit I’ve written a Web API samples… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster

Hey everybody, Having introduced the basics of Zend Server Web API we can now turn our attention to particular workflows, areas of interest and functionality. In this post, I will show you the basic steps our system goes through to connect to a Zend Server cluster and what happens behind the scenes. We’ll see some (un)popular pitfalls and also get… Read more »

Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Version Negotiation Explained

YonmaN   January 23, 2014   Comments Off on Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Version Negotiation Explained

Hey everybody, As discussed earlier, Zend Server’s Web API has multiple versions – with each new feature and option new Web API actions are created and existing ones gain new meaning and behaviors. While Zend Server may be forging ahead, it is shifting your infrastructure along with it – which may not be desirable. The Web API’s specification allows for… Read more »

Zend Server Web API Spotlight: Versioning

Hey everybody, One of the nagging problems of APIs everywhere is that of Versioning – the ability of an API to adapt its behavior based on the version requested by the client. The Zend Server Web API confronts the problem of Versioning and strikes a compromise between maintainability and usability. In this post we will go over Zend Server’s particular… Read more »

Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Asynchronous Actions

Hey Everybody, Today we’ll discuss WebAPI asynchronous actions – requests that respond immediately but have not actually completed yet. In the previous Spotlight, we took a look at the basic steps of connecting to and using the Zend Server WebAPI. Many of the available WebAPI actions, will return immediate and final responses. These responses may not be immutable, as the… Read more »

Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: WebAPI 101

Zend Server WebAPI example code

Hey everybody, My name is Yonni Mendes. I’m the Technological Lead for the Zend Server UI and WebAPI. I’ve been with Zend Server 6 since it was a spark in a product manager’s eye. I’m happy to have seen Zend Server 6 go through planning, design, development and deployment. This is the first in a series of posts about the… Read more »