Masterclasses
GOTO Chicago 2020

Wednesday Apr 29
13:30 –
16:30
Thursday Apr 30
09:00 –
12:00

API Design Masterclass

The full class is spread out over two days. Signing up grants you access to both days indicated in the time slots shown above.

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 one-day 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
  • NodeJS and npm
  • API Story Builder
  • Web Sequence Diagram tools
  • ALPS description format
  • And 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 design 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 write stories, create sequence diagrams, build machine-readable API descriptions and manage this all within a NodeJS/npm project using git and Github.

As long as you have a basic understanding of HTTP, general knowledge of the web & APIs, and a healthy curiosity, you'll have no trouble enjoying and learning from the workshop.

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