Stop Polling, Let’s go Streaming – A more efficient API paradigm

For many years APIs have been implemented so that the client has to keep calling the server for the latest data. The API version of needing to refresh your browser. But this can be inefficient, and wasteful in addition to risking clients using old data.

Techniques like Webhooks and network sockets have been around for a while, but new ways to implement API streams have come along.

In this session, we’ll look at how the different common options are, how they work, and their drawbacks. By the end of this session, you will have the knowledge to make a more informed decision on whether streaming APIs are right for you and which approach may support your needs best.

Phil Wilkins

Cloud Developer Evangelist, Author & Blogger

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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