An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.
In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.
Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His most recent book is a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, "Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node", is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications.
Webcast: REST, Hypermedia, and the Semantic Gap March 12, 2015
This webcast illustrates the differences between CRUD and Hypermedia APIs and how you can design & implement clients and services that can take advantages of APIs based on hypermedia, not just resources and a tiny handful of verbs.
Webcast: API Design Methodology August 14, 2014
In this webcast Mike Amundsen describes a clear methodology for designing Web APIs (based on the book RESTful Web APIs by Richardson and Amundsen) that allow you to map key aspects of your business into a usable, scalable, and flexible interface that...
"A straightforward, holistic dive into the A-Zs of the API lifecycle. With a format and a pace suitable to a broad set of stakeholders, it seamlessly bridges the divide between business analysts, product owners, architects, entry level and senior engineers. If you have ever had a chance to hear Amundesen expounding on API design, you know you are in for a rich blend of practical advice, new ideas and a bit of controversy thrown in to keep you on your toes. His years of experience in the field as an API consultant and architect shine through in the material to keep it relevant and engaging.
--Mark W. Foster, InfoQ