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- May 17, 2016

Restlet will come back to GlueCon this year. You’ll be able to find us on booth T13. We’ll also be holding an informal meetup to chat about API tooling and our products. And you’ll be able to find Guillaume Laforge on stage, our Product Ninja and Advocate, who will be delivering two talks:

A five-sided prism polarizing Web API development
Wednesday 25th at 4.15pm (Track 1)

How do you tackle your API development? Are you diving head-first in the code to get something quickly out the door? Do you start by defining the API contract, that you’ll share between your teams and the consumers? Perhaps you prefer to describe your acceptance tests, explaining the behavior you expect from your API. But if you’re a storyteller, you’ll probably write some use cases, scenarios, to have a better feel for what your API is all about, and how your users will take advantage of it. Or simply, you already have data lying around that wants to set free, and be exposed restfully to the world.

In this session, Guillaume Laforge, Restlet’s Product Ninja & Advocate, will highlight different approaches to Web API development, along with their pros & cons. Whether you’re starting with code, a contract, tests, documentation, or data, you’ll get a glimpse of light into the tasty book of API development recipes.

Get in the flow! The API developer workflow!
Thursday 26th at 1.50pm (Breakout 6)

The API ecosystem provides powerful tools, online services and definition formats for designing, testing, running, or managing APIs. All share common purposes: improve our productivity when developing an API, allow us to collaborate more effectively, or share our creations with the world!

But developers have already invented efficient tactics to streamline their development, gathered experience with and sharpened their tools of trade. The result is that the  services or formats mentioned before can actually also get in their way, and interrupt their development flow, as they have to resort to get out of their routine and processes, to use them.

What can API tooling vendors do to reconcile the habits of developers with their tools?

In this session, Guillaume Laforge, Restlet’s Product Ninja & Advocate, will talk about building, versioning & dependency management of API artifacts, scenario & conformance testing, API documentation, continuous integration, multi-environment continuous deployment, and team collaboration! Let’s get back into the development flow!

We’ll be hosting a meetup to talk about API design and tooling.

Wednesday, May 25th at 7.30pm in the Tap Room & Terrace bar.

We’d like to give you a brief overview of our design tool, Restlet Studio, our testing app, DHC, as well as our API platform, APISpark, and get your feedback so we can better prioritize our features roadmap and answer these questions:

  • What features are you missing in these types of tools today?
  • How can we make your job easier?
  • What can we do to better integrate these tools in your development workflow?

So let’s exchange on best practices, pain points, tools and more with some drinks in hand!

In order to keep you updated on location and time, we’ve created a Google form that just asks for Name and Email. If you want to join us, please register here.