RESTful Hypermedia APIs
RESTful web services have been around for quite some time and are very popular. Many of the known public web APIs claim to be RESTful. However, many current APIs do not fulfill an important element of REST: Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State (HATEOAS). This session gives an overview of the topic and shows many concrete examples why RESTful Hypermedia APIs are useful. Kai will introduce various hypermedia formats, like HAL and Siren, as well as their integration into existing infrastructures, such as the Spring Stack. Kai also provides practical tips for creating API documentation. The goal of this session is that all attendees can decide whether hypermedia offers advantages for their own REST API.