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Hull Devs - An HTTP and ReST Themed Evening

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Hull Devs is a brilliant event for local developers. Get involved to learn new things and network with like-minded people. This month we will be joined by Dylan Beattie teaching us the secret to happy code, and Seb Lambla showing us the future of the web! With free food and drink, AND prizes to be won, this isn't one to miss.

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF APIness : THE SECRET TO HAPPY CODE - DYLAN BEATTIE

We spend our lives working with systems created by other people. From the UI on our phones to the cloud infrastructure that runs so much of the modern internet, these interactions are fundamental to our experience of technology - as engineers, as developers, as users - and user experiences are viral. Great user experiences lead to happy, productive people; bad experiences lead to frustration, inefficiency and misery.

Whether we realise it or not, when we create software, we are creating user experiences. People are going to interact with our code. Maybe those people are end users; maybe they're the other developers on your team. Maybe they're the mobile app team who are working with your API, or the engineers who are on call the night something goes wrong. These may be radically different use cases, but there's one powerful principle that works across all these scenarios and more - and it's called discoverability. In this talk, we'll draw on ideas and insight from user experience, API design, psychology and education to show how you can incorporate discoverability into every layer of your application. We'll look at some real-world systems, and we'll discuss how discoverability works with different interaction paradigms. Because, whether you're building databases, class libraries, hypermedia APIs or mobile apps, sooner or later somebody else is going to work with your code - and when they do, wouldn't it be great if they went away afterwards with a smile on their face?

REST 3.0 – A LAP AROUND HTTP APIS’ NEXT GENERATION - SEB LAMBLA

ReST is just JSON with nice URIs and HTTP methods… ReST is dead… Some technologies even argue they are ReST 2.0. What they won’t tell you is that web technologies, outside the browser, have evolved tremendously since the ReST term was coined. APIs can now have the same benefits of the browser, with none of the deficiencies of old style Http-based RPC, and they’re all standard and vendor neutral. Come around and let’s have a lap around the future available now.

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