Making Hacker’s Life Easier at Hackathons (3scale at Barcelona MusicHackDays)

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This is Manfred's talk (+ demo) entitled "Making Hacker’s Life Easier at Hackathons" where he presented APItools.com and how it can be used at hackathons to be more efficient and quicker.
(3scale at Barcelona MusicHackDays)

For more info, go here:
http://www.3scale.net/2014/06/3scale-provides-music-apis-apitools-barcelona-music-hack-day/

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Making Hacker’s Life Easier at Hackathons (3scale at Barcelona MusicHackDays)

  1. 1. Making Hacker’s Life Easier at Hackathons Barcelona Music Hack Day 2014 by Manfred Bortenschlager (@ManfredBo) API Evangelist, 3scale.net
  2. 2. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Integrating APIs to increase functionality My app Maybe many others…
  3. 3. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Quickly implement APIs Authenticate Test & Debug No time for backend
  4. 4. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Need a prototype working... … in a really short period of time
  5. 5. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo APItools is here to help {Hackathon} + = Developer Happiness
  6. 6. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo What is APItools ? 1. Managing & Monitoring APIs 2. Modifying API calls apitools.com
  7. 7. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo How does it work ? My app APItools ★ Manage APIs ★ Test & Debug ★ Modify API traffic ★ Analytics requests responses Web APIs Others…
  8. 8. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Practical usage of APItools at Hackathons
  9. 9. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo APItools use cases 1. Authentication / key sharing 2. Data format conversion 3. (Add caching to deal with rate limits)
  10. 10. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo APItools use cases 1. Authentication / key sharing 2. Data format conversion
  11. 11. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo flow My App Signup & get API key Test APIs Configure Testagain Monitor
  12. 12. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo flow 1. Create account at API provider and get key 2. Test API with POSTMAN 3. Configure APItools 4. Test API with POSTMAN via APItools 5. Analyse in APItools
  13. 13. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo “Authentication / key sharing”
  14. 14. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Benefits  No need to add key to URL (less errors)  No need to share keys with others teams or members  One place to manage all keys
  15. 15. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo APItools use cases 1. Authentication / key sharing 2. Data format conversion
  16. 16. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo flow Get bicing API endpoints (Somehow…) Configure Get XML response Get JSON response Develop middleware
  17. 17. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo flow 1. Configure bicing API endpoint in APItools 2. Get XML response in POSTMAN 3. Create transformation middleware in APItools 4. Get JSON response in POSTMAN
  18. 18. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Demo “Data format conversion”
  19. 19. Get in touch! hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo Benefits  Customize returned data  Change quality (transform, adapt)  Change quantity (reduce load)
  20. 20. Out-of-the-Box API Management
  21. 21. Out-of-the-Box API Management
  22. 22. Out-of-the-Box API Management
  23. 23. Happy Hacking! @apitools - hello@apitools.com @ManfredBo by

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