Let’s face it, the term “REST” has become too popular for its own good. If you think that REST translates to “send JSON using HTTP”, then it’s time for a hypermedia intervention! In this talk, you’ll learn about the origins and core tenants of RESTful design, where most APIs go astray, and how hypermedia APIs bridge the gap. You’ll also learn how to take a normal JSON+HTTP API and enrich it with hypermedia to reach REST enlightenment. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of REST architecture and plenty of new concepts to help you build awesome, easy to use web APIs.