Jeremy Keith

The Joy of API


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About this talk

Over the course of dConstruct, you’re going to hear plenty about APIs from the people providing them: Yahoo!, Amazon, etc. But why should you, as a developer, be interested?

Come on a journey with Jeremy Keith as he describes how much fun can be had from hacking around with open data. Listen to his experiences of experimenting with mashups. Find out how Web Services can rekindle the passion in your code.

After some initial foreplay describing the differences between REST and SOAP, join Jeremy as he penetrates some code. Soon you’ll be swinging with Amazon, Flickr, and Google Maps.

Jeremy Keith at dConstruct 2006 Photo by Neil Crosby

About Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith is a web developer living and working in Brighton, England. Working with the web consultancy firm Clearleft, Jeremy enjoys building accessible, elegant websites using the troika of web standards: XHTML, CSS and the DOM. His online home is

Jeremy is the author of “DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model”. He is a member of the Web Standards Project where he serves as joint leader of the DOM Scripting Task Force.

When he's not building websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band, Salter Cane. He is also the creator and curator of one of the Web's largest online communities dedicated to Irish traditional music, The Session.

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