No, it’s not skynet. Hypermedia – and the concept of HATEOAS – may seem a little intimidating at first glance. But it’s not so much about generic API clients that can crawl any compliant API, and more about just applying concepts that have worked well for human navigation of the web to our APIs.
In this session, we’ll consider the benefits of avoiding client-side path construction. We’ll also take a look at how applying some simple hypermedia concepts to our request/response design can open up significant potential for improvement, and greatly simplify the code consumers of our API have to write.