Designing Hypermedia APIs

A session at Frozen Rails 2012

Thursday 20th September, 2012

1:00pm to 1:30pm (HMT)

Rails did a lot to bring REST to developers, but its conception leaves the REST devotee feeling a bit empty. "Where's the hypermedia?" she says. "REST isn't RPC," he may cry. "WTF??!?!" you may think. "I have it right there! resources :posts ! What more is there? RPC? Huh?"

In this talk, Steve will explain how to design your APIs so that they truly embrace the web and HTTP. Just as there's an impedance mismatch between our databases, our ORMs, and our models, there's an equal mismatch between our applications, our APIs, and our clients. Pros and cons of this approach will be discussed, as well as why we aren't building things this way yet.

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Steve Klabnik

Building the next generation of web technologies with @balanced. Deleuz-ional. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. bio from Twitter

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Frozen Rails 2012

Finland Finland, Helsinki

20th21st September 2012

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