Apr 1, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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REST APIs are no joke. And as a significant part of modern web development, discussions about their proper implementation are often little more than a fool's errand. But this month we're not clowning around and pleased to partner with CoCreativ and welcome motley fool Joel Clermont from Milwaukee PHP to help us read the tarots of API implementation. So join us this April 1st and learn how to implement an API for the real-world, ensuring that when developing your next REST API, the joke isn't on you.
REST is certainly a loaded topic. There's the "REST" implemented by 95% of developers building APIs (including Twitter, Facebook, Google and many others). Then there's the "REST" preached from on high by disciples of Lord Fielding himself.
I will talk about REST in its pure and ideal form, but without the fierce dogmatism that usually accompanies such a talk. You'll see the ideal and the benefits it can bring, but we'll bring it back down to earth and get pragmatic because we have real work to do as well. A major part of the discussion will also be why you should be building an API in the first place. Even if you never expose this API to the public, it can be a solid foundation for your own applications.
Joel Clermont PHP, Ruby and C# developer living in the Milwaukee area. Organizer of the Milwaukee PHP user group. Addicted to learning, teaching and growing the developer community. Currently fascinated by functional and concurrent programming languages.
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