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Category Archives: Hypermedia

Hypermedia hangout: Collection+JSON, HAL, and building .NET hypermedia APIs with Nancy and ASP.NET

Yes that title is a mouthful. Recently I had the pleasure of doing a google hangout with Jonathan Channon of Nancy fame and Phil Cleveland on a topic you’ve heard me be slightly passionate about, Hypermedia. You can find the full … Continue reading 

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Our new book and my personal journey toward REST and Hypermedia

It’s hard to believe, but it has been 6 months since our new book, “Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET” shipped! So far the feedback that we’ve received has been really positive and we’re excited to see the momentum. In … Continue reading 

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You can’t achieve REST without client and server participation

Recently I have been having a bunch of discussions around REST and whether or not the client participates in the RESTfulness of a system. Until now I’ve been saying that REST is confined to the server. I now realize that … Continue reading 

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Review – Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML 5 and Node

I rarely review books however the past few years there’s a few gems I’ve found in my REST travels that I have felt compelled to review. Mike Amundsen’s new book on hypermedia is one such work. Note: This review is a … Continue reading 

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Hypermedia and Web API. Design brain dump and samples

Although I left WCF Web API, I am very passionate about continuing on my journey toward understanding REST and how it fits with Web API. For that reason you will likely continue to see posts on REST and Web API … Continue reading 

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Hypermedia and forms

Updated (with a lot of new content) One challenge when building REST based systems is how can the client determine what it can do next? There can be any number of clients each which need to interact with a system. … Continue reading 

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