Building the Great Wall: API Driven Applications

A session at Madison Ruby 2011

Saturday 20th August, 2011

1:30pm to 2:00pm (CST)

Most developers are familiar with the API driven architecture of Twitter, but few go so far as to develop their application the same way. By building a Great Wall between your business domain and the way users consume it, you separate your application into modular, isolated components with fewer interdependencies.

In this talk Dan Melnick and Scott Parker explore both the advantages and drawbacks of creating an application as a Sinatra API that is consumed by SproutCore. We'll also discuss alternative paths to incorporate an API driven architecture with a number of other frameworks.

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Scott Parker

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Dan Melnick

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Time 1:30pm2:00pm CST

Date Sat 20th August 2011

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