In the fast-paced world of Software development, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become a critical component of building effective software systems. To help our students learn best practices for building effective APIs, a program tagged "Best Practices for Building Effective Application Programming Interfaces" was held on April 27th, 2023, at TAU Virtual Lab.
The program was organized by Mr. Stephen Paul, Head of Training & Strategy, with assistance from Mr. Olabode, HOD Computer Science, and the speaker, Mr. Dare Ogundele, Webmaster I. The event attracted students from the department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, who were eager to learn API development skills.
The program was divided into several sessions, with each session covering different aspects of API development. The first session focused on the fundamentals of API design, including the principles of RESTful API design, API versioning, and best practices for error handling.
The second session focused on API security, covering topics such as authentication and authorization, encryption, and token-based authentication. The third session was dedicated to games. Several students participated in the Kahoot game and prizes were given to the top 3 winners of the game.
The program was a huge success, with students expressing their satisfaction with the quality of the sessions and the wealth of knowledge shared by the speakers. According to the organizer of the program, there will be more events in the future, with a focus on helping students learn and improve their software development skills.