The JSON:API, not to be confused with an API that uses JSON

THAT Conference 2018
Day: Tue, Aug 7   Time: 2:30 PM   Location: (map)
Level: 200  Primary Category: Architecture  Secondary Category: Mobile/Client
Tags: Mobile, data, api, Lean, json
Do you need to build a mobile app with a data backend on a shoestring budget? We work with a lot of startups who need to get an MVP in the app store without burning their entire round of funding. Historically, building and documenting an API has been a massive undertaking, and is not for the faint of heart or budget. Using the JSON:API standard and toolset has allowed us to eliminate most of the overhead associated with API structure and communication in favor of focusing on data modeling, user experience, and functionality. This lets us deliver better apps for the same budget and to accomplish projects that wouldn’t have been feasible before. 

This talk is for: 
* Anybody who has to pass data between multiple systems (we’re doing it with Ruby on Rails and React Native, but tooling exists for a wide variety of languages)
* Anybody who liked the idea of GraphQL but didn’t think it was a perfect fit