Timo Stollenwerk: REST API
Talk by Timo Stollenwerk at the Plone Conference 2016 in Boston.
Plone development happens slow in comparison. Also we have Plone 5, but some universities are still at Plone 3. [My site is Plone 2.5, Maurits.]
You can login using the REST api and get a token back that you can use in subsequent requests. You can create/get/edit/delete content information, navigation, breadcrumbs, get or set registry settings, handle users. A unified search api will be tricky: making it usable for both default catalog, solr and elasticsearch is basically impossible.
plone.rest is stable. plone.restapi is still in the alpha phase, but a lot of companies are already using it. We are really open to contributions.
Questions? Doesn't the front-end need access to some configuration information that we currently consider private? Yes, that is a problem we run into and are thinking about.