Delivered 2015-06-19 at NDC Oslo, Oslo, Norway



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Learning Client Hypermedia from the Ground Up

In this session, you’ll learn how to convert an existing Web application that relies only on plain JSON responses into one that relies primarily on hypermedia information in the returned content. In the process you’ll see how you can eliminate code from the client — code that produces tight coupling with the service.

In a series of simple review and refactoring, you’ll learn how to move specific knowledge of 1) addresses, 2) inputs, and 3) workflow out of the client app and place it into the message. As a result, you’ll have a more robust, adaptable, and resilient client that will reduce the need to versioning and repeated redeployment. This session offers valuable lessons and advice for front end developers, API service providers, and software architects.

Speaker : Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His most recent book is a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications.

He is currently working on a new book for O’Reilly Media: "Learning Client Hypermedia" due in the fall of 2015.