Uli Holtel

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Senior IT Specialist at Bankwest
 @inetaborigine

Born in Germany Uli is for over 16 years on a journey through time and space discovering and exploring the wonderful world of server side development and integration.Besides his interest in software development and architecture, he is a strong supporter of automation and continuous delivery. Currently he is in the role as Senior IT Specialist with Bankwest.

YOW! West 2016 Perth

You Don’t Need Hypermedia! Or Do You?

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REST is a popular architectural style for building APIs. But if you take a closer look it seems that not many developers pay attention to or make use of hypermedia in their APIs, although most of them see themselves somewhere between level 2 (HTTP verbs) and 3 (Hypermedia Controls) in the Richardson maturity model.

Why do they miss out on one of the most valuable aspects of RESTful APIs?

Besides the lack of knowledge and experience the need to deal with the inherently dynamic runtime aspect of hypermedia APIs might hold them back.

In this talk, Uli will dive a little bit deeper into some of the aspects related to hypermedia and REST APIs in general and show that most of what is needed for providing a rich hypermedia API experience has to be developed anyway.

This will cover:

  • what hypermedia is about and how it can help developing richer APIs
  • considerations when selecting media types for a hypermedia API
  • how to avoid coupling on the server and client side
  • how to leverage and integrate the ubiquitous language of the domain

Encore: You Don’t Need Hypermedia! Or Do You?

TALK –  VIEW SLIDES

REST is a popular architectural style for building APIs. But if you take a closer look it seems that not many developers pay attention to or make use of hypermedia in their APIs, although most of them see themselves somewhere between level 2 (HTTP verbs) and 3 (Hypermedia Controls) in the Richardson maturity model.

Why do they miss out on one of the most valuable aspects of RESTful APIs?

Besides the lack of knowledge and experience the need to deal with the inherently dynamic runtime aspect of hypermedia APIs might hold them back.

In this talk, Uli will dive a little bit deeper into some of the aspects related to hypermedia and REST APIs in general and show that most of what is needed for providing a rich hypermedia API experience has to be developed anyway.

This will cover:

  • what hypermedia is about and how it can help developing richer APIs
  • considerations when selecting media types for a hypermedia API
  • how to avoid coupling on the server and client side
  • how to leverage and integrate the ubiquitous language of the domain