FOSSMeet 2016

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Shahul Hameed


ReST APIs 101 : Introduction

Submitted Dec 30, 2015

  • Introduction to APIs in general - Why, What and How aspects.
  • ReSTful APIs in detail.
  • How to design a real-world yet beautiful RESTful API.


Building restful web services, like other programming skills is part art, part science. Through this talk, I aim to give an idea about ReST APIs and discuss some best practices while designing it. The session will begin with an introduction to APIs in general. After that, the idea of ReST API is discussed in detail along with the concepts of resources,HTTP verbs and status codes. Finally, will explore some best practices while designing ReST APIs.


An understanding of web development would be nice but not mandatory.

Speaker bio

  • Leads API development at
  • Python Evangelist and had taken Python Introductory workshops at various colleges.
  • FOSS enthusiast.


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