Building APIs

Guille Carlos will blow your mind with action packed adventure through building APIs in Rails 3.

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  • Sushant Mohanty

    Thanks Mike

    April 7, 2012

  • Michael Peteuil

    Regarding the Sinatra/Node vs. Rails for API discussion, Yehuda posted a guide on github about a month ago about using Rails for APIs and what it buys you (­). Steve Klabnik also has a lot of good blog posts/articles on the topic (Steve's Hypermedia API reading list:­). Hopefully this is helpful.

    Sushant, Steve has a post in there about HATEOAS specifically that might be helpful (­).

    April 5, 2012

  • Jim Knight

    great. really enjoyed the topic and the speaker

    April 5, 2012

  • Jim Gay

    Great conversations!

    April 5, 2012

  • Ryan Ammons

    Interesting, useful--and even entertaining!

    April 5, 2012

  • Blunders

    Great talk, really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend these videos on general best practices for APIs: ( and (

    April 5, 2012

  • Meetup Central

    Fun and very informative. Impressive. Love the discussion format.

    April 5, 2012

  • Dave Aronson

    Very entertaining pop culture references! :-)

    April 5, 2012

  • Sean Marcia

    The backstreet boys are more than just defining musicians of a generation. They are phenomenal API builders. Guille did a great job!

    April 5, 2012

  • Sushant Mohanty

    Guille - Thanks for covering the topic.
    On the topic of being fully RESTful aka HATEOAS on links - any thoughts on how to represent multiple links of the same rel e.g. I have two rel:self one for api­ and one self for web use­ note the api namespace on one and not the other. Do you perhaps have both rel:self but have an addnl attribute to distinguish? Also fyi:­

    April 5, 2012

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