Delivered 2016-03-02 @ APIDays Melbourne, 2016, Melbourne, Australia

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2016-03-01 09:01:01 Eastern Standard Time



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How hard it is to actually create a generic hypermedia client application in Javascript? It turns out, not really that hard. It takes a clear head, fast hands, and a good plan. In this session, Mike Amundsen, speeds through the process of coding a fully-functional hypermedia client application from the ground up using a simple, yet powerful model: Request, Response, Render, Repeat. Along the way attendees learn the basics of making HTTP request, handling the responses, and parsing the returned document for data, links, and forms; all techniques that come in handy building production-ready and general Web client applications.

All the content from this talk comes from Amundsen’s latest book "RESTful Web Clients" due for release in early 2016 and the completed code, along with other related examples, will be avialable online after the session.

About Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy at CA Technologies

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. He is currently working to complete a new book called "RESTful Web Clients" due out from O’Reilly in early 2016.