WTF:API         By Jon Gottfried                                               @jonmarkgoCONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT...
ApplicationProgramming  Interface      The End   CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
What is it..really?• Public interface > Private tools• Computers talking to computers                CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL...
NO COPY/PASTA    CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
On Being RESTful• Hackers are Lazy• REpresentational State Transfer                CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWI...
REST• GET• POST• PUT• DELETE           CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
REST swings both        ways• Send using REST• Receive using REST                CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILI...
Twilio’s API• SMS• Voice             CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
Twilio• @jonmarkgo• @twilio• jonmarkgo@twilio.com•$50 Promo Code: DEVFESTFTW2012              CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPY...
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What is an API?

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    1. 1. WTF:API By Jon Gottfried @jonmarkgoCONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    2. 2. ApplicationProgramming Interface The End CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    3. 3. What is it..really?• Public interface > Private tools• Computers talking to computers CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    4. 4. NO COPY/PASTA CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    5. 5. On Being RESTful• Hackers are Lazy• REpresentational State Transfer CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    6. 6. REST• GET• POST• PUT• DELETE CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    7. 7. REST swings both ways• Send using REST• Receive using REST CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    8. 8. Twilio’s API• SMS• Voice CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011
    9. 9. Twilio• @jonmarkgo• @twilio• jonmarkgo@twilio.com•$50 Promo Code: DEVFESTFTW2012 CONTENTS CONFIDENTIAL & COPYRIGHT © TWILIO INC. 2011

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