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Generic Hypermedia and Domain-Specific APIs: RESTing in the ALPS

Posted by Mike Amundsen  on  Apr 29, 2013

Mike Amundsen describes the ALPS standard, a way to define the data and workflow details for a Web application and apply these details consistently regardless of the media type in use. Working examples in the talk also show how this standardized definition can make designing, implementing, documenting, and maintaining Web APIs easier and more consistent across multiple media types.

13:59

APIs in Government

Posted by Gray Brooks  on  Apr 29, 2013

Gray Brooks discusses the efforts around creating APIs for accessing the vast amounts of data administered by the US Government.

52:17

Building APIs by Building on APIs

Posted by Paul Downey, David Heath  on  Apr 29, 2013

Paul Downey and David Heath discuss the UK Government Digital Service API Design Principles, the lessons learnt from building the GOV.UK publishing platform and transactional services on APIs, and how these design principles are now being applied to enable departments and agencies across government to transform transactions and services into becoming "digital by default".

21:01

APIs for Humans

Posted by John Sheehan  on  Apr 25, 2013

John Sheehan advises on how to create APIs that fulfill users’ needs.

49:31

Functional Reactive Programming in the Netflix API

Posted by Ben Christensen  on  Apr 19, 2013

Ben Christensen describes how Neflix has optimized their API using a functional reactive programming (modeled after Rx) in a polyglot Java stack.

23:29

The Structure of API Revolutions

Posted by Daniel Jacobson  on  Apr 18, 2013 1

Daniel Jacobson shares advice on dealing with evolving APIs based on his experience with Netflix APIs.

18:59

API Conf Keynote: Jeff Meisel, National Instruments

Posted by Jeff Meisel  on  Apr 14, 2013

Jeff Meisel shares insight in National Instruments’ attempt to create an open API for their software spanning 25 years.

30:03

OpenStack Extensions: Challenges and Lessons Learned in the Development and Governance of Extensible REST Services

Posted by Jorge Williams  on  Mar 08, 2013 1

Jorge Williams shares some of the challenges and lessons learned while adding extensions to OpenStack.

Test-Driven Web APIs

Posted by Ian Robinson  on  Jan 23, 2013

Ian Robinson discusses creating test-driven, resource-oriented and hypermedia-based web APIs, and constructing clients for consuming them.

Designing a REST-ful API Using Spring 3

Posted by Ben Hale  on  Jan 13, 2013

Ben Hale explains how to design and test a RESTful API with Spring MVC, providing an example of a simple game application showing the design principles used.

The Costs and Benefits of Building Hypermedia APIs (with Node.js)

Posted by Mike Amundsen  on  Jan 10, 2013 1

Mike Amundsen discusses the theory behind building hypermedia APIs combined with real life cases exemplifying the successes and failures of such an endeavor.

Web API Evolution

Posted by Rob Daigneau  on  Nov 05, 2012

Rob Daigneau discusses some of the challenges met when creating and maintaining web APIs, impediments and design patterns for web API evolution.

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