An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and intersection of technology and society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities APIs and Microservices present for both consumers and the enterprise.
Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O'Reilly Media book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O'Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). Amundsen's 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson "RESTful Web APIs" and his 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. His latest book "Design and Build Great APIs" for Pragmatic Publishing is scheduled for release in early 2019.
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