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.


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Andreas Heigl at 16:02 on 14 Oct 2021

I had a certain understanding of Hypermedia. But this talk for the first time made the single pieces click into the right space and suddenly gave me the whole picture. In a very light and entertaining way. Thanks!

A very clear and understable talk on using HATEOAS/Hypermedia in an API, and also why you would want to do that. I'm going to be applying this immediately on a new API I'm working in