Hands-On Node: Creating API Wrappers and Creating Realtime Socket.io APIs

  • September 5, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • TechStars

The next hands-on node meetup is all about creating APIs.  APIs are that part of a server that makes it accessible to Internet (and Ethernet) connected devices and web pages as well as internal servers.

Tim Atkinson will kick off our evening with "Wrap it Up - Acquiring Fame and Making Restful API Wrappers".  This talk will be about creating an API around an existing service, a great approach when you can't readily modify a legacy service but need greater access to it.

Steve Kaliski of PopTip will follow up with "Creating Realtime Socket.io APIs" to live server data.  Steve talking about clean slate development, namely designing a bidirectional, custom interface for high performance and efficiency for a brand new server.

Following the two talks we'll jump into actually building an API or two.  Bring your laptops with node already loaded so we can quickly get you started.

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  • Steve K.

    Thanks as well! You can find the repo here for using Socket.io to develop realtime API's: https://github.com/poptip/realti...­

    September 6, 2012

  • Matt W.

    Both great presentations and lots of people sat down and hacked afterwards. Great job, Tim and Steve.

    September 6, 2012

  • Tim A.

    Thanks for coming out everybody! Here's a link to the Reddit API project we got started on: https://github.com/timisbusy/han...­

    September 5, 2012

  • Leon S.

    Thank you all who have realized that won't be able to attend for coming back and changing your RSVP status!

    September 1, 2012

  • Mike G.

    Any chance the talk will be recorded like the last one?

    1 · August 30, 2012

    • Leon S.

      Yes, we are planning to record the presentations of this event.

      August 31, 2012

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