Virtual | Mike Amundsen: Design and Build APIs – GOTO Academy NL

Virtual | Mike Amundsen: Design and Build APIs

In this masterclass, based on the book "Design and Build Great Web APIs" from Pragmatic Publishers, we'll start with the basics of simple, elegant API design. Just like good UI ensure quality apps, good APIs make it easy to build and maintain top-notch APIs. We'll explore the power of the API-First approach and then we'll learn the Unified API Design Process of Model, Design, and Describe. Along the way we'll write API Stories, learn to design APIs that match the current need and support future changes with stability, and learn to describe API designs using the ALPS format that supports implementation in multiple API styles including REST, CRUD, gRPC, AsyncAPI, and GraphQL.

 

Get a jump start on your API Design with this one-day, hands-on masterclass 

NOTE: You can "scale-up" your API masterclass experience by signing up for both the API Design and the API Build Masterclasses

What You'll Learn

In this jam-packed workshop, you'll learn:

  • The value of an API-First approach
  • The importance of of documenting API Stories
  • The value of Model-Design-Describe for a Unified API Design Process
  • The power of the ALPS document format for creating machine-readable API descriptions for all types of API styles

What You'll Use

Tools/Technologies covered in this workshop include:

  • Git and Github
  • API Story Builder
  • Web Sequence Diagram tools
  • ALPS description format
  • And other command-line tools and utilities

Build APIs

In this masterclass, based on the book "Design and Build Great Web APIs" from Pragmatic Publishers, you'll learn to convert a quality API design into a fully-functional HTTP API. We'll cover the three-step building process Sketch-Prototype-Build. You'll learn how to use the DARRT NodeJS library to safely and quickly build stable, scalable APIs. Next, we'll explore the basics of BDD-style API testing with Postman. Finally, we'll deploy our working, tested APIs into the cloud using Heroku and make them easy to find and ready to use.

Turn your quality API designs into fully-functional, well-tested and reliable APIs in the cloud with this one-day hands-on masterclass

NOTE: You can "scale-up" your API masterclass experience by signing up for both the API Design and the API Build Masterclasses

What You'll Learn

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • The importance of leveraging good API design as a starting point
  • The power of the Sketch-Prototype-Build Paradigm for determining the best API to build
  • The value of the DARRT library for implementing your working API in NodeJS
  • The importance of testing to ensure a stable, reliable API
  • The advantage of git-based deployment for posting your changes to production

What You'll Use

Tools/Technologies covered in this workshop include:

  • Curl and wget
  • Git and Github
  • NodeJS and npm
  • Apiary Blueprint, OpenAPI/Swagger, and ALPS description formats
  • Postman and Newman test platform
  • Heroku and git-based deployment
  • Many other command-line tools and utilities

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be a great place to explore APIs and test out your ideas and skills with fellow attendees. Whether you are new to API programming looking to get started or a seasoned professional searching for tips and advice on how to make the most of your API experience, this workshop is for you.

What You Should Bring

This is a hands-on workshop. Attendees should come ready to code in NodeJS using their favorite editing environment. You'll be using git and github and deploying to Heroku. Throughout the workshop we'll walk through creating free accounts on Postman, Heroku, and other services as needed.

 

As long as you have a good working knowledge of Javascript/Node, a basic understanding of HTTP, and a healthy curiosity, you'll have no trouble enjoying and learning from the workshop.

 

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