APIs on the Scale of Decades & Flow and Logic Apps

Public group

Sheffield Hallam University Owen Building Room 942, City Campus

Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB · Sheffield

How to find us

Enter through the Main Hallam University Entrance, Take the lifts to the 9th floor.

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This event will be broken down into 2 talks, APIs on the Scale of Decades & Flow and Logic Apps being presented by Gary and Steve Spencer.

*APIs on the Scale of Decades*

"APIs are hard. They are pretty much ship now, regret later." -- Chet Haase.

What do Greek philosophy, early video games, and Japanese bullet trains tell us about how we should design our APIs?

Writing any old API is easy. Writing an API that can evolve to meet your needs over the coming months, years, and even decades; now that's hard. We'll look at some common practices and try to see where they go wrong, some misunderstood techniques and how to use them better, and some less common practices that might be useful.

Let me give you some good advice that'll help you evolve your APIs, and some big ideas that might provoke some interesting thoughts.

Gary is an agile provocateur, software nomad, and lean mercenary. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping them with the messy human communication side of agile, and sometimes it's through teaching better software crafting practices - but it's usually at least some of each. Coaching, mentoring, writing, and showing; whatever helps in the context. You'll find him at various local meetups trying to both share what he knows and learn from his peers.

*Easy integration with Flow and Logic Apps*
Historically integrating different systems has been challenging and you have needed experts to help you build even the simplest integration. Microsoft has introduced its azure based offerings to help take some of the complexity out of integrating to allow you to build your own personal workflows. This talk will introduce both Flow and Logic apps, show you where to use each and how you can migrate from Flow to Logic Apps.

*Steve Spencer*
Steve is an experienced .NET Developer, Microsoft Azure MVP and a Senior Solution Architect at Liberis. Steve has spoken at previous DDD events covering Microsoft Azure, Gadgeteer, Service Bus and Azure Web jobs

Steve has also appeared on channel9 also talking on Service Fabric - https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDaysOnline/UK-TechDays-Online-September-2016/Service-Fabric-for-the-Microservices-Win-baby