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Episode 38 – Glenn Block Evolves APIs

2014 April 18
by Kerry Street

Kerry and Rinat welcome guest Glenn Block to discuss hypermedia Web APIs, and the new book he co-authored on the subject. They get into some of the differences between systems that are designed to take advantage of the constraints of the REST architecture style, with those that are not. What is hypermedia? Should you always adhere to REST constraints and use hypermedia when building a Web API? What are some ways to implement these concepts on the client and server and how do they interact? What are some common implementation mistakes? API security? What can your book help me with? UCWA? And much more.

Download (mp3): Episode 38 – Glenn Block Evolves APIs – (67 minutes)

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  1. April 19, 2014

    Thanks again for having me. I really enjoyed being on this podcast and it was a really interesting discussion!

    • Kerry Street permalink*
      April 20, 2014

      It was our pleasure Glenn, we really enjoyed it too! We look forward to having you on again in the future.

  2. Eugene permalink
    April 22, 2014

    Thanks guys! Great episode, a lot things to look at.

    • Kerry Street permalink*
      April 22, 2014

      Glad you enjoyed it Eugene. We may have more with Glenn in the future!

  3. May 1, 2014

    Thanks Kerry and Rinat for getting Glenn on the program and thanks to Glenn for doing the book. It’s great that it can be read online for free and when I am done I will get a copy for a reference. Web API has been fun to work with and I am hopeful that the book will address some of the oddities with dealing with security and HTTPS in a self hosted environment because I would like to use it instead of WCF on all my projects not just in internal network scenarios.


    Jason Wyglendowski

    • Kerry Street permalink*
      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Jason.

      Thinktecture IdentityServer v3 is being implemented as an OWIN/Katana component which could make for a nice way to deal with AuthN and AuthZ while using Web API. I know the book gets into hosting with OWIN/Katana a bit, so this may be something to check out for your identity/security needs.

  4. May 14, 2014

    What’s up, I would like to subscribe for this weblog to get latest updates, thus where can i do it please assist.

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