Playing Nice: Designing and implementing well-behaved web APIs

Play Framework User Group Berlin Brandenburg

25. March 2015 | -

Providing a great web API means being a well-behaved citizen of the web, and hence, to play nicely with all the other citizens out there: Browsers, caches, proxies, crawlers and so on.

Unfortunately, the Play Framework, like many other web frameworks, does not offer a lot of help in implementing such a well-behaved web API. However, it turns out to be quite flexible and modular, so we can easily extend it or replace parts of it that stand in our way.

In this talk, you will learn about principles for designing well-behaved web APIs and how to implement them with Play. Daniel will discuss where Play gets in the way, show how we can overcome those obstacles and introduce a few libraries to ease the development of REST APIs with Play.

leanovate GmbH, Berlin
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Daniel Westheide is a senior consultant at innoQ Deutschland GmbH and has been developing server applications on the JVM for 7 years. He is particularly interested in functional programming and distributed systems and published the e-book “The Neophyte’s Guide to Scala”.

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