Hypermedia API’s Resources

“You should read about hypermedia APIs, if only to challenge your thinking. It helped me a lot to do just that”

Javier Cervantes

I was inspired in Steve Klabnik A Hypermedia API Reading List, so here are some resources if you want to learn more about this topic.


  • How to GET a cup of coffee
  • REST API’s must be hypertext driven
  • Nobody understands rest or http
  • Rest is over
  • My Week With The Hypermedia Cowboys, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
  • How much rest should your web api get
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love REST
  • What the hell is Hypermedia API and Why should I care?
  • Hypermedia API’s, part one
  • Media Types
  • H Factor
  • Haters gonna HATEOAS
  • Some people understand REST and HTTP
  • I invented Hypermedia API’s by accident
  • Hypermedia APIs: The New Wild West?


  • The Costs and Benefits of Building Hypermedia APIs (with Node.js)
  • Restful Enterprise
  • Glenn Block on Hypermedia
  • Hypermedia APIs
  • Hypermedia APIs - Jon Moore
  • HTML Hypermedia APIs and Adaptive Web Design
  • HATEOAS Your Cake and Eat It Too
  • RPC to REST : Concrete Case on Payment APIs
  • The road to REST
  • Confreak videos


  • Desinging Hypermedia API’s
  • Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node
  • RESTful web services
  • REST in Practice: Hypermedia and Systems Architecture


  • Hypermedia API Tutorial, Part 2
  • Use Hypermedia-Style Messages to Build Flexible, Durable APIs
  • What is REST?


  • Hypermedia for the iOS developer
  • Web Development Techniques
  • The Future of Media API

API examples/docs

  • Huddle
  • Reachably
  • Github
  • FoxyCart
  • Paypal
  • Klarna
  • Family Search
  • Wowzer

Media Types

  • HAL
  • Collection+JSON
  • Siren
  • Atom
  • x/html


  • REST done right

Mailing lists

  • API-Craft
  • REST Discuss
  • HAL Discuss


  • Apiary
  • HAL Browser
  • Roar
  • Hyper rest client
  • Hyperresource
  • Frenetic
  • Hyperclient
  • Draper
  • URI Template
  • Sawyer

Thanks to Ed Summers

    Javier Cervantes

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    Software Engineer @SawyerEffect

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