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



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.


As Principal API Architect for Layer 7 Technologies, Mike Amundsen’s job is to help people build great APIs for the Web. He has more than a dozen books to his credit. His most recent book is "Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node" He also contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju) and is currently working on a new book on programming with the Cloud9 IDE.

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Apr 29, 2013