A REST API in under 5 minutes with Preside

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In this talk I’ll demonstrate how, with just a few lines of code, you can expose your Preside data layer to the world via a REST API with the following features out of the box:

  • basic authentication
  • automatic Swagger documentation
  • data queues for users to subscribe to data changes

I’ll then show you what you can do to customise the structure of your API and the methods allowed on each object; make use of the built-in event listeners; and even create multiple, independent APIs against the same data model.


Seb Duggan

I built my first website in 1994, and started getting paid for developing for the web soon afterwards. I discovered CFML in 1998, and have never looked back… Over the years, I have variously worked for Future Publishing, AutoTrader, and a 10-year spell as a freelancer. I am now a lead developer at Pixl8. When I’m not working, most of my time is spent looking after a houseful of rescue dogs, taking photographs or playing cricket.