Designing Hypermedia APIs

A session at RailsConf 2012

Monday 23rd April, 2012

10:30am to 11:15am (CST)

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

Steve is a Ruby Hero, software craftsman, and an aspiring digital humanities scholar. He spends most of his time contributing to Open Source projects, and maintains both Hackety Hack and Shoes. He also teaches classes with Jumpstart Lab.

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Time 10:30am11:15am CST

Date Mon 23rd April 2012

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Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

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