Delivered 2018-04-18 at YOW! Nights 2018 Perth, Perth, WA, Australia



Prepared Talk









APIs : From Good to Great


These days, with so many tools, frameworks, and platforms on the market, just about everyone can build and deploy an API on the Web. And most of those APIs are pretty good. But they’re rarely great.

It turns out Great APIs don’t rely on any single format, library, or platform — they are defined by key attributes and principles employed when the API is designed, built, and deployed. And these principles hold true whether your API is based designed to use SOAP, REST, CRUD, Reactive, or Graph/Query technology. Greatness is within reach for everyone.

Speaker : Mike Amundsen

Lead API Architect, API Academy, 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 collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" was published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. O’Reilly Media released his latest book - "RESTful Web Clients" in March of 2017.