The greatest show on earth this is not — but prepared to be bedazzled with API Best Practices ranging from API design to implementation to security musts — all surrounded by horrible puns (the kind that would make any dad proud), and the type of magic you can only find at the 2nd grade talent show. There may (or may not) be juggling, sword swallowing, mind tricks, card tricks, and even a funny joke or two — but be assured you are guaranteed to learn a thing or two about RESTful APIs from the very guy who wrote a book on API design as he couldn't find a steady job as a comedian, a magician, a model, or an actor.

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Rated 4

Ian Littman at 14:20 on 22 Feb 2019

Start was a bit rough, but the magical flourishes were fun, and content was solid.

Nitpicks: full-screen, please! Also, text was quite small (cobo of screen size and windowed view...and small text on slides on top of that).

Rated 5

Guido Faecke at 18:02 on 22 Feb 2019

Mike has to work in his magic tricks :-)
But, besides that, he made sure we don't forget the principles of API's .

Code and magic, what's not to love?! Though honestly the tricks were a little trite but Mike used the magic analogy well enough that they weren't completely out of place. The information presented was all really useful and relevant.

I also agree with Ian, "full-screen, please!"

Rated 5

LG at 10:41 on 25 Feb 2019

With his PHP cape and sparkly hat, Mike tricked me into listening about REST verbs and staying engaged. Another great talk that encourages you the developer to keep your eyes on the prize -- which is to architect keenly first THEN build.