THE POWER OF WEB APIS
DIGIBURY
APRIL 2014
HI. I’M PAUL
I’m a Developer Evangelist at twilio
WHAT IS AN API?
DEMO TIME
curl	
  -­‐X	
  POST	
  http://livedemo.com/start/	
  
!
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/xml
Date: Wed...
THE PROBLEM
• Hardware
• Setup
• Negotiations
• Hiring
• Investment
APIS SET YOU FREE
THE SOLUTION
• Internet connection
• Creativity
PROVIDING SERVICES
PROVIDING DATA
POKEAPI.CO
• Completely open data API
• Nearly 2 million requests
• RESTful standards
THE FUTURE
THE NEW FOUNDATION
• APIs for all the services!
• Web applications spend 90% of their time consuming APIs
• Web applicatio...
THANKS
@phalt_
!
paul@twilio.com
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Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Paul Hallett, looks at the power of APIs in the modern web and how APIs are changing web app builds.

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Digibury: The Power of Web APIs by Paul Hallett from Twilio

  1. 1. THE POWER OF WEB APIS DIGIBURY APRIL 2014
  2. 2. HI. I’M PAUL I’m a Developer Evangelist at twilio
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN API?
  4. 4. DEMO TIME curl  -­‐X  POST  http://livedemo.com/start/   ! HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/xml Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:35:26 GMT ! <?xml version="1.0" ?> <Response> <Say>HOOT HOOT</Say> </Response>
  5. 5. THE PROBLEM • Hardware • Setup • Negotiations • Hiring • Investment
  6. 6. APIS SET YOU FREE
  7. 7. THE SOLUTION • Internet connection • Creativity
  8. 8. PROVIDING SERVICES
  9. 9. PROVIDING DATA
  10. 10. POKEAPI.CO • Completely open data API • Nearly 2 million requests • RESTful standards
  11. 11. THE FUTURE
  12. 12. THE NEW FOUNDATION • APIs for all the services! • Web applications spend 90% of their time consuming APIs • Web applications can be built over night
  13. 13. THANKS @phalt_ ! paul@twilio.com

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