BOF: Building Web APIs

  • Birds of a Feather session

The rise of HTML5 and mobile clients has led to web development shifting from HTML templates and HTTP page loads to subtler ways of interacting such as AJAX and WebSockets. There's a whole multitude of ways to do this, from JSON-RPC to REST to SOAP and oData, with varying levels of support from the various libraries and frameworks out there.

This BOF is to share the successes and failures we've had with the various approaches and technologies in the hopes of better results for everyone!


Nick has been working in Open Source for 20 years now, self-employed for almost half of that and has worked in programming, research, standardization, teaching and systems administration.

Currently, he's mostly working at introducing Open Source and Open Standards into the Enterprise environment, for fun and profit.

The OSDC 2014 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We have a code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.