Shawn

Shawn Wildermuth

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Should We Be Thinking of APIs in a more Polyglot Way?

Networking Writing APIs have been a big part of my career. I've written COM, DCOM, XML based APIs, ISAPI Filters, SOAP, REST, gRPC, and others. A lot of this time a new technology in writing APIs has been chasing the new ‘cool’ technology that would fix everything.

The chase has always been lost cause. APIs, like most things in computer science, are a set of compromises. I think, for the first time in my career, we're entering a time when we don't need a ‘winner’ but need to stop thinking about APIs as a better hammer.

While Microsoft's announcement of embracing gRPC and GraphQL both came as surprises, I'm still flummoxed by some developer's insistence that some new technology is the one to rule them all. That's made me start thinking about how we can think of APIs in a different way.

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my dotNetConf 2019 Talk

.NET ConfI had the opportunity to talk on the .NET Conf last week. Was fun to talk about .NET API Versioning. I love how much easier it is, these days, to be able to implement routing than it used to.

They finally posted the video, so if you want to see the talk, here is your chance:

As promised, here are links to the code and slides from the talk:

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