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Killing REST and Adopting RPC: CodeMash

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CodeMash 2020 | REST in Peace: Killing REST and Adopting RPC | Steven Swenson

What you'll learn

REST has been the de facto architecture for web APIs for 15 years and its deficiencies are starting to become apparent. For developers, these deficiencies result in extra work when creating or consuming an API. The time has come to start using RPC architecture. This talk will discuss why REST is deficient for modern applications and how adopting RPC can reduce development time and reinforce more rigorous design standards. Using better standards leads to faster development, easier testing, and auto-generated clients. Steven Swenson will illustrate these points by comparing a simple API implemented in both REST and in gRPC, a standard created by Google. Other RPC standards will also be reviewed and compared to gRPC.

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REST in Peace: Killing REST and adopting RPC.

About the author

CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies and technology trends in variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP. Held every January at the lush Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, attendees will be able to attend a world-class technical conference amid Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark. Nobody will frown if you show up in shorts, sandals, and your loudest t-shirt. You might even win a prize for doing so. It’s not just ... more

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