API Design


Course Number: PROG-102

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

API Design Training Overview

This API Design course helps developers, tech leads, architects and testers make more intentional decisions about the design, implementation, and deployment of their Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Not thinking about APIs beyond the implementation code can result in shallow, fragile, and short-lived services. This course fosters practical and useful thinking to help developers produce APIs that have business value for longer periods of time.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Consider web architecture as the basis of API strategies
  • Understand the REST architectural style and its motivations
  • Utilize the Richardson Maturity Model as a way to discuss design choices and induced properties
  • Understand content negotiation and representation choices such as JSON or JSON-LD
  • Describe and use APIs such as OpenAPI and Hydra-CG
  • Implement security measures
  • Work with client technologies
  • Incorporate API management approaches
  • Implement testing strategies
  • Think about REST APIs vs. linked data, RPC models and GraphQL

Prerequisites

Other than object-oriented development or architecture experience, no prior expertise is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction
  • The Internet Architecture
  • The Web Architecture
Architectural Styles
  • Architecture as Description
  • Architecture as Prescription
    • Constraints
    • Design Principles
The Representational State Transfer (REST) Architectural Style
  • Richardson Maturity Model
  • Level I: Identity
  • Level II: Interaction
  • Level III: Representation
Design Issues
  • Technology Selection
  • API Strategies
  • API Evolution and Versioning
Linked Data
  • Open World Assumption
  • Data Integration
  • Closing the Open World
Testing REST APIs
  • Unit and Integration Tests
  • Behavior-Driven Design and REST APIs
  • Command Line Tools
Securing REST APIs
  • Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
API Management Techniques
  • Deployment
Monitoring

Training Materials:

All API Design students will receive comprehensive courseware including slides, design exercises, and sample solutions.

Software Requirements:

  • Any Windows, Linux, or macOS operating system
  • Python 3 or later for running command-line HTTP clients


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