Could every API seamlessly interoperate with every other API using a common lingua franca? Yes, they could (and should), and the way forward is via hypermedia. In this short video, Mike Amundsen reviews the history and power of the Web's hypermedia links and forms before explaining how API service providers and client app developers can take advantage of hypermedia to create better, more available, and more resilient applications for the internet.
Mike Amundsen is Director of Architecture for the API Academy, where he works with companies around the globle to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise. A respected consultant and sought after conference speaker, Mike is author of numerous papers and books on network architecture and web development, including Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node: Creating Evolvable Hypermedia Applications and RESTful Web Clients, both published by O'Reilly Media.