People from all over are gathered together in London today to attend A Day of REST, a conference dedicated to all things REST API. Speakers included contributors, people putting it into practice, and Automatticians.
Jack Lenox, a Design Engineer at WordPress.com, was one of the speakers at the conference. He talked about “how you can use the REST API in your WordPress development flow right now.” In this interview, Lenox talks about how the REST API unites the Internet and what this means for the future of WordPess.
Though the REST API is still in early stages, it is beginning to change WordPress.
One of the most exciting things about the API is how inclusive it is going to make WordPress. It will allow for easy communication with nearly any mobile device. That means app developers can get on board and begin to use it and connect with WordPress.
Lenox is most excited about the ability the ability to span all open source programming.
“I think these sorts of games that have relatively simple interfaces could be fantastic browser-based games that are playable across any device with an internet connection,” said Lenox. “Also, games like Monkey Island and Papers Please involve a lot of text and dialogue, why not use WordPress to store and retrieve that data?”
What do you think of the unifying properties of the REST API? What’s your favorite use case?