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Monday, May 8 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Preconference Workshop: Five Tips for Developers Creating Applications Using APIs

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Heard about APIs but don’t know where to start building something? Created an application using an API but don’t feel like it’s ready to share with others? This workshop will provide tips on how to identify and successfully incorporate APIs into a sharable application in a scalable fashion. We'll cover the basic principles, concepts and tools for interacting with APIs from authentication with OAuth to REST API patterns. Then, we’ll look at coding techniques for making an API-driven application sharable and scalable. We’ll review strategies for identifying and storing application configuration information, examine how to write tests for application and API interactions so you can be confident of the quality of your code, and discuss techniques for ensuring that your application can be debugged in the event of a failure in the API. Lastly, we'll talk about how manage community feedback and contributions to the applications.

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Karen Coombs

Senior Product Analyst, OCLC
Karen Coombs is a librarian and geek coder with an interest in mashups, web services, and linked data. She currently works on the WorldShare platform. Prior to joining OCLC, she worked in academic library information technology for 10 years. Karen writes, teaches, and presents on... Read More →


Monday May 8, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Lakeside Annex 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio, 43017

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