Your API Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad

Ben Edmunds (21.Apr.2017 at 11:00, 50 min)
Talk at Lone Star PHP 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Do you hate the Facebook API? We all do as well. So stop writing your API in their footsteps. In this talk we will walk through how to construct a RESTful API, what makes an API your users/developers will love, and why you should eat your own dog food with API Driven Development.

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Rating: 4 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 11:38 by Mark Niebergall (53 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Ben gave good technical details on good and bad things when working with APIs. He covered the basics and built up from there, ensuring the audience understood what was covered. The pace was a little too fast, which led to the talk ending a bit early, but that gave time for asking questions and discussions at the tables about the talk. Good talk Ben!

Rating: 4 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 12:58 by Jeremy Ward (86 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice overview of the basics of REST, with practical tips for how to structure your endpoints and responses. I appreciated Ben's slide about the various methods for implementing rate limiting, as well as the recommended resources provided at the end. Good talk!

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Apr.2017 at 09:18 by Bob Phillips (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I don't feel as bad about my api now.

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