Dancing with APIs and Webhooks

By Lorna Jane Mitchell

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Get your data-filled HTTP calls right whether they are outgoing to APIs or microservices, or incoming as webhooks. This session has all the terminology you need and pragmatic advice on when to use what.


Integrating external services is a fact of modern web development, but keeping with with all the trends in APIs as well as what’s new in your own technology stack can be exhausting. Come and find out what all the big API words mean, which tools to use and what to do when you sail into choppier waters. We’ll look at API standards, data formats, and common libraries in this space. After this session, developers will be able to design and implement APIs, microservices and webhooks as appropriate, and generally show HTTP who is boss.