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REST expert, eBay's Subbu Allamaraju, presents

  • Apr 5, 2012 · 7:00 PM

As the creator of at eBay, Subbu Allamaraju is responsible for improving the way apps consume HTTP and open channels for for near-real-time and conversational experiences. Subbu is also the author of O'Reilly's RESTful Web Services Cookbook that documents several techniques for using HTTP to build client and server apps.
Most user facing apps, whether on browsers or on mobile, use HTTP based APIs to get data. When people talk about HTTP APIs (or "services" or "web services"), they often refer to the server-side aspects such as how to design URIs, how to design formats, whether the API is or should be RESTful, scaling, caching, security etc. There is no doubt that these are all important for the folks building those APIs.

But when we look at the client-side, the goals are different. They include normalizations, reducing number of connections and requests, reducing bandwidth use, parallelizing, etc. In particular, mobile clients have more stringent constraints on number of connections, requests and data sizes as they can turn a great experience into an awful one as the quality of network degrades. is designed for such client-side pains. Using a SQL and JSON inspired domain-specific language (DSL), and node.js as the execution engine, makes it easy and fast to consume data from HTTP APIs.

This talk will include live demos and data points.

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  • Matthew

    excellent speaker...very knowledgeable...very cool software solution he's been developing

    April 6, 2012

  • KimScheibel

    This was great. Very interesting concept and great presentation.

    April 6, 2012

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