4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
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 more people aren't building APIs this way yet.
11:50am–12:30pm Friday, 07/20/2012
Today's web and mobile apps ever more personalized with increased reliance on server side APIs. But data retrieval from servers slows down developers and users due to code complexity, latency, low-resiliency, and bandwidth use. In this talk we'll show how ql.io, a node.js based HTTP gateway from eBay, can accelerate HTTP API programming to boost performance and user experience.
5:00pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
If open APIs and open data are the new open source, then what makes a good API into a great API? This session is a deep-dive on helping you build better APIs. And designing an open API is a lot harder than it looks: protocols, data formats, optimizations, security, abstractions, and more. This session draws on our experience at ProgrammableWeb where we've looked at over 5,000 different open APIs.