An Intro to Google Protobufs for Web APIs

A session at University of Illinois Web Conference

Thursday 6th April, 2017

9:45am to 10:45am (CST)

Protocol Buffers are a data encoding format made popular by Google for use in Web APIs. Google developed Protobufs as an alternative to JSON and XML-style data encoding. The Protobuf format can be encoded and decoded much faster using less memory than traditional text-based formats. The resulting encoding is also much more compact. Protobufs are designed to work hand-in-hand with JSON, allowing existing JSON-based APIs to be upgraded with relative ease. This session will provide an overview of how Protobufs work, the development process in using them, and some high level examples of how to develop APIs that utilize them.

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Jay Kreibich

Software engineer (video games), Big Data wrangler, O'Reilly author, photographer bio from Twitter

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Time 9:45am10:45am CST

Date Thu 6th April 2017

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