RESTXpress has been reinvented as a part of the Appery.io mobile app platform called API Express. RESTXpress provided an easy-to-install REST API gateway that allowed quick “RESTification” of corporate assets — such assets as SQL databases, SOAP services, existing REST services, Salesforce data, and internal workflows.
Now, these features (and more to come) have been rolled into Appery.io. We decided to do this because it made more sense to treat RESTXpress as a mobile app enabler that would be a natural part of Appery.io as part of a mobile app “suite.” It also enables us to pool resources (developers, support engineers, etc.) to make more efficient use of them. Finally, because of the common platform effort, it enables the development of symbiotic hooks between API Express and the rest of the Appery.io platform to provide greater value for our users.
As we close the book on RESTXpress, we thought it might be time for some reflection. Alex Antsypov has been with the project from the beginning as the development lead. Recently, I asked him some questions about the past, present, and future of RESTXpress/API Express.
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