Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Creating Evolvable Hypermedia Applications

Mike Amundsen ,

 
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Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node: Creating Evolvable Hypermedia Applications

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With this concise book, you’ll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don’t simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You’ll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples.

Too many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don’t scale well—costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain stable and flexible as they scale.

Learn the H-Factors for representing application metadata across all media types and formatsUnderstand the four basic design elements for authoring hypermedia typesConvert a simple read-only XML-based media type into a successful API designExamine the challenges and advantages of designing a hypermedia type with JSONUse HTML5’s rich set of hypermedia controls in the API design processLearn the details of documenting, publishing, and registering media type designs and link-relation types
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