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Saturday, July 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
RESTful Web APIs

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Do you manage some database-driven apps which you want to integrate, extend or make available, including to mobile apps?  Have you used a system which proclaimed how easy it would be to extend using their RESTful Web API?
RESTful Web APIs are the modern developer interfaces to web apps and database-driven systems.  In the same way that end user interfaces can be done well or poorly, developer interfaces can also be done well or poorly.
The RESTful way of thinking provides a clean, easy to understand interface which is programming language agnostic, both for the client side (“consuming” the API) and the server side (providing the API).
This session will provide an introduction to the RESTful API concepts and demonstrate an example of providing them via the Python micro-web framework Bottle, *and* an example of consuming them via the Python Requests library.  However, these concepts are *not* Python-specific and no Python experience or desire is required.

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Jason Maas

Geek for God, DiscipleMakers
Jason worked for IBM briefly as a software developer before becoming a Geek for God at DiscipleMakers college student ministry in Pennsylvania 15 years ago.  He is a “jack of all trades, master of none” sysadmin, tech support provider, and amateur software developer.  He loves... Read More →

Saturday July 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
4) Classroom 3