5 November 2019
Nordic APIs 2019 Platform Summit
Tags: REST - GraphQL - API - Consumer - Nordic APIs - Oracle JET - Curl - Async
The Nordic APIs 2019 Platform Summit attracted both industry experts and thought leaders, this year I was lucky enough to be selected to present a consumer’s take on GraphQL vs REST. My short presentation and accompanying demo (written using Oracle JET) imparted the top 3 factors a consumer considers when looking at an API, the key take-away is that ultimately the design of the API is more important than the technology the API is built in.
The two main days of the conference covered a variety of topics such as Security, Async APIs, API Styles and Best Practices. Of the various sessions, I personally found the following sessions thought provoking and enjoyable:
- Jacob Has a Horse, Says Travis
- Event-Driven API Strategies
- API Design Reviewer’s Starter Set
- Just Curl It
- What API: Your Guide to API Styles
- How to Build an Effective API Security Strategy
Whilst the above sessions were my personal favourites, the entire conference hosted an enourmous amount of content and I would definitely recommend the platform summit for anyone interested in the API space! Hopefully I’m lucky enough to be selected for the 2020 Platform Summit.