Monday 13th April, 2015
2:50pm to 3:20pm
Too many tools have been built that try to hide HTTP in the guise of making things easy. Too many tools have been built that try and be an end-to-end solution but instead are a strait-jacket.
For the last eight years I have been finding and building small libraries that neither dictate distributed systems architecture nor obscure HTTP. In the same spirit as the Unix toolset, these libraries address a single problem but can be combined to build complex distributed systems. HTTP's uniform interface is the glue that allows all these pieces to interact and co-operate seamlessly. Hiding that interface would destroy that benefit.
Let me show you libraries that make constructing URLs easy, techniques to simplify HTTP request creation, tools to parse application semantics from HTTP headers, standardized solutions to common problems like error reporting, resource discovery, operation progress monitoring, patch updates and caching.
Let us stop building and using distributed systems frameworks that thrive on being the only solution to the problem. Come see the tools I use and let me inspire you to start building HTTP components and connectors that can add to the amazing HTTP ecosystem.
Independent Consultant. Web APIs, Hypermedia APIs, REST based LOB systems are my area of expertise. Microsoft Integration MVP.
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