Chapter 33

Conclusion: The Future of Web APIs

This is the end. Congratulations!

You now know how to build and design web APIs. While the book title includes “master,” I don’t think you can really master anything simply by reading a book. Sure, following the chapters and building a few APIs taught you many useful techniques, but there is still much more you can learn.

Of course, it’s impossible to cover everything in one book but, I hope it gave you the tools to start building awesome web APIs. Along the way, you should also have picked up some knowledge of new things that you will need to explore on your own.

Well, there’s not much more to say - this concludes the first edition of Master Ruby Web APIs.

Thank you for reading and letting me teach you.

If you have any kind of feedback, don’t hesitate to contact me at

33.1. Acknowledgements

I would like to thank all my friends who read the book and gave me feedback about it. Most of them told me they learned new things which made me extremely happy and motivated me to keep going.

Thank you Simon for reading the entire book in a matter of days and raising some concerns about security.

Thanks Peter Griffin for all the great comments and jokes you left in the draft. You also taught me many fancy words! Thank you Médéric for reading through and sharing it with your colleagues to get more feedback.

I also want to thank my family, friends and girlfriend for supporting this new adventure and encouraging me to pursue my passion for writing, teaching and programming!