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I was recently invited to join an interesting project by a colleague with deep experience in API development and HTTP protocols. The project had all the usual elements of a CRUD application, with one notable exception that the API layer would be using Ketting: A new hypermedia-oriented API. What's more exceptional is that this API layer was created by that same colleague, Evert Pot. Below is a bit of a summary of my experience with Ketting, documenting my impressions and comparing them to API’s that I am more familiar with (specifically REST and GraphQL).

From the Ketting docs:

The Ketting library…


Engage hyper(media) drive

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I was recently invited to join an interesting project by a colleague with deep experience in API development and HTTP protocols. The project had all the usual elements of a CRUD application, with one notable exception that the API layer would be using Ketting: A new hypermedia-oriented API. Whats more exceptional is that this API layer was created by that same colleague, Evert Pot. Below is a bit of a summary of my experience with Ketting, documenting my impressions and comparing it to API’s that I am more familiar with (specifically REST and GraphQL).

From the Ketting docs:

The Ketting library is an attempt…


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Serverless technology is here to stay, and the benefits of a serverless architecture for your app or product are huge. In this tutorial, we will deploy a small chatbot with AWS Lex to help users set various kinds of budgets, and to check in on their budget. We will explore the combination of AWS services here and how they can be stitched together to create a powerful, scalable and secure application. To complete this tutorial, you will need: An AWS Account, basic knowledge of the AWS UI, and some basic understanding of node/express.

Step 1: Deploy a Lex bot

In your AWS console, find Amazon Lex…


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Serverless technology is here to stay, and the benefits of a serverless architecture for your app or product are huge. In this tutorial, we will deploy a small chatbot with AWS Lex to help users set various kinds of budgets, and to check in on their budget. We will explore the combination of AWS services here and how they can be stitched together to create a powerful, scalable and secure application. …

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