Contents tagged with Caching

  • Optimizing for the Speed of Light

    It is true three women can't make a baby in 3 months, but it also doesn't take 27 months for them to have 3 babies!You might be wondering what on earth I am talking about but this is something I see API developers getting confused about regularly. There is oft-repeated guidance that if an API needs to make multiple calls, it is more efficient to bundle them into a single call. The reasoning is based on one universal truth and one piece of legacy dogma. Continue reading...

  • Single purpose media types and caching

    My recent post asking people to refrain from creating more generic hypermedia types sparked some good conversation on twitter between @mamund, @cometaj2, @mogsie, @inadarei and others.  Whilst thinking some more on the potential benefits of single purpose media types versus generic hypermedia types, realized there is a correlation between single purpose media types and representation lifetimes.  I thought it might be worth adding to the conversation, but there is no way I could fit it in 140 chars, so I’m posting it here. Continue reading...

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