There are many misconceptions surrounding what exactly Representational State Transfer (REST) is. The prime of which is the concept of hypermedia, or defined in full context, Hypermedia as the engine of application state (HATEOAS).
Jargon aside, hypermedia is actually a valuable idea that many self-touted “RESTful” web APIs do not adhere to. Read more
One of the greatest ways to improve and sustain an API userbase is by enhancing developer experience. A way to do this is by improving the usability of an API with hypermedia — a method of interacting with APIs. But what exactly is hypermedia, why is it important, and how will it affect an API program? Read more
This is the second article in a series that aims to put the focus of Web APIs back on the Web, on its underlying architecture, and on what it means to build evolvable APIs for it. Within the previous article we introduced the architecture of the Web and it’s first pillar — Identification. Read more
The current business and technical relevance of Web APIs is visible and documented in an increasing number of articles, products and conferences. However, these efforts have been mostly centered on the API (Application Programming Interface) side and less on the Web. Read more