Hypermedia-rich REST APIs can be daunting—many developers abandon hypermedia when the effort of building client consumers becomes apparent. In this video from DevReach, Jimmy Bogard avoids typical deep-dives into the minutia of REST APIs and instead focuses on demystifying the complexities of hypermedia.

In this talk, Jimmy:

  • Defines hypermedia (Hypermedia = JSON + Links + URL + Forms/Queries)
  • Discusses when developers should use hypermedia with their APIs (Not in most normal apps)
  • Outlines three options for getting started with a REST API (Hint: avoid option 1 if you can)
  • Offers coded examples of how you can effectively implement REST APIs in your projects

The video’s well worth the watch for those looking to understand the end-to-end functions of REST.

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