Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Distributed Systems and the End of the API

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This is a written (expanded) narrative of the content from a talk Chas Emerick first gave at PhillyETE on April 23rd, 2014. It mostly follows the flow of the presentation given then, but with a level of detail that author hope enhances clarity of the ideas therein.

I have two claims of which I would like to convince you today:
  • The notion of the networked application API is an unsalvageable anachronism that fails to account for the necessary complexities of distributed systems. 
  • There exist a set of formalisms that do account for these complexities, but which are effectively absent from modern programming practice.
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