Delivered 2016-11-03 at APIStrat Boston 2016, Boston, MA



Prepared Talk







Just as the Richardson Maturity Model (RMM) helps us learn about the different levels of API implementation patterns, we can learn valuable lessons from a Web API Design Maturity Model (WADM). This talk outlines four WADM levels, talks about the strengths and challenges of each design paradigm and how API designers and implementers can move from one level to the next when needed.

Throughout the talk, examples of API designs at each WADM level are shown along with references to business cases and technical reasons for selecting each of them. If you’re responsible for API Design and/or implementation, this talk can help you get a better handle on general design patterns and practices.

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Speaker: Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. He is currently working to complete a new book - "RESTful Web Clients" due out from O’Reilly in 2016.