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Future of Web APIs

Some wild speculation about the future. Font generator here: http://code.garron.us/css/BTTF_logo/index_interactive.htm

Chris O'Dell

on 21 February 2014

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Transcript of Future of Web APIs

Enterprise and SOAP Web Services
Wrapped XML Messages
Difficult to work with
Not very web friendly
The rise of AJAX and Web 2.0
Websites use Javascript to make asynchronous calls
Snippets of HTML returned
User generated content
XML Gives way to JSON
Smaller message sizes
Javascript generates the HTML
RESTful APIs Begin to be adopted
Data organised as Resources
Structured XML responses
Uses The Force of the Internet
Consumed directly by Javascript driven Websites
JSON responses are preferred and expected
Hypermedia is Widely Adopted
Hyperlinks for APIs
Client wrappers are auto-generated
Control moves back to the Server
HTTP/2.0 Begins to be Adopted
Speeds up the internet
Browsers and Servers send at the same time
Server can Push resources
Chris O'Dell
Webpages, Web APIs - one and the same
Single response for humans and for computers
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