ReST APIs - What, Why and How.
asldevi (~asldevi) |
Intro (10 mins)
- What is an API ?
- What's being ReSTful and what's not?
- Why are they useful ?
- How should it be ?
- Standards - are there any ?
- Maintaining Backward Compatibility
- How easy or difficult is it?
- Learning from history - Twitter example
Authentication/Authorization of an API (5 mins)
- How it works
Tight coupling to databases / ORMs ( 5 mins)
- automagic apis
- Pros and Cons
What should you look for when choosing a lib for your REST API ( 5 mins)
Summary ( 5 mins)
Questions ( 5 mins)
Understanding of web development would be nice but is not required.
Here are the slides from a presentation at my work place on REST APIs, which will be improved upon.
Devi is a freelance programmer/consultant and a trainer. She has been using Python as a primary tool in web development, machine learning etc for the past 7 years. Currently she works as a lead developer/architect at PowerToFly.
She has done M.Tech in Computational Science from IISc, before which she tried out teaching mathematics.
She has given a workshop on Web Development - Code to deployment at PyCon India, 2012, which was well received.