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Implementing Hypermedia Clients: It’s Not Rocket Science

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While it’s true that Hypermedia APIs are getting traction in some circles, not much has been said about how this affects client coding. Common thinking is that client coding for hypermedia is either a) unreasonably hard or, b) results in ugly UI/UX that harkens back to the days of early browsers sporting Marquee and Blink tags.

Coding hypermedia clients need not be ugly nor complicated. This session shows you how to write clean, adaptive code that responds to changes in data and workflow requirements over time. This session covers the truth (both good and bad) about hypermedia client coding and includes examples of several client models that handle evolvable Hypermedia APIs without sacrificing user experience or requiring Herculean effort on the part of developers.

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Mike Amundsen, Inc.

Mike Amundsen is Layer 7’s Principal API Architect. An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successsfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit. His most recent book is “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node” He also contributed to the book “RESTful Web Services Cookbook” (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book, “Programming the Web with Cloud9.” When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in Kentucky, USA.


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