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Web API Design Part Eight: HATEOAS

Episode 93

Temperatures around are deeply disturbing when I’m writing this post, so I decided to banish myself to a place with air conditioning and cold brew coffee. Time from the last post is a bit longer than expected, but as an excuse, I wrote (almost) two different articles meanwhile on the subject of microservices, that will be hosted on other blogs. I will link them here later. Digression aside, today we are going to talk about Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State, also known under a lovely acronym HATEOAS.

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The previous article, about security, has a brief reference to a soundtrack of a classic game Diablo II, and so has the art I used on the slide about HATEOAS on my API design presentation. Remember the boss of act III, Mephisto? Apparently, any serious demon needs an appropriate title, in that case, it was: Lord of Hate. Hate, HATEOAS, you know, it worked well together. Okay, I’m over with digressions, I promise. Let’s get down to Dungeons of Hate… I meant, let’s get down to business.

The Overlord

I meant: The overview… HATEOAS is a part of REST architectural style. It might be considered a high-level part according to Richardson maturity model, as Read the rest of this entry »

 
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