Association for Computing Machinery
Hyperlinks form the foundation of the World Wide Web. While developers use them intuitively when building traditional web sites to guide visitors through their sites, they are often completely missing from web APIs. In this paper the authors describe a novel approach to build hypermedia-driven web APIs based on linked data technologies such as JSON-LD. They also present the result of implementing a first prototype featuring both a RESTful web API and a generic API client. To the best of their knowledge, no comparable integrated system to develop linked data-based APIs exists.