Build a RESTFul API in DataFlex 19.1 – Presentation
Synergy 2019 – Mike Peat
Royal Caribbean Cruise – The Bahamas
A technical presentation by Mike Peat about how best to build a RESTFul API in DataFlex 19.1. While it has been possible to create REST APIs in earlier versions of DataFlex; the new cWebHttpHandler class in DataFlex 19.1 makes doing this much simpler and more efficient especially when using a library of classes that Mike has built and published. He will give an overview of REST and show you how a basic API can be developed using his library in just a few minutes.
You can view the PDF slides for this presentation at: How to build a RESTFul API in DataFlex 19.1
Alternatively, you can watch a recording of the presentation here on the DataFlex Learning Center.
Building a RESTFul API in DataFlex 19.1 – Course Notes
In addition to his presentation, Mike also delivered a training course, which starts from Setting up your Workspace and works through Creating the Web Service, Adding Interfaces, Testing and Securing the API. There are plenty of code examples along the way, for you to check your progress.
Installation requirements for this training course are:
• A recent version of DataFlex 19.1
• A copy of the Postman API (https://www.getpostman.com/downloads/)
• An up-to-date copy of the Firefox web browser (https://www.mozilla.org/enUS/firefox/new/)
Work through the Building RESTFul APIs with DataFlex 19.1 course.