Published on January 21, 2014
Hypermedia APIs Why, what, how? Vesa Vänskä, Kisko Labs Helsinki Ruby Brigade, Rails Girls
What if all changes of the backend wouldn't require an update to the frontend?
Current state is like brittle Selenium tests
HyperText is a way to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. — Tim Berners-Lee, 1992
URLs in the response aka HATEOAS
Example: Feature needs to be disabled
Example: Form fields need to be changed
How would you build a Hypermedia API?
Following a link changes the state
Tooling • • • Response generators Clients Documentation tools
Books Designing Hypermedia APIs by Steve Klabnik
Other resources A Hypermedia API Reading List http://blog.steveklabnik.com/posts/ 2012-02-27-hypermedia-api-reading-list
Media-type standardization JSON Schema, HAL, Collection+JSON etc.
Thank you! twitter.com/vesan vesavanska.com
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