REST is not the best

DevFest Asturias 2019

Historically, Rest has been the most widely used means of communication between services. Are there alternatives? Is it the best available option?

In this presentation, we will revise Rest features, its strengths and weaknesses, and we will compare it with GRPC, an alternative that is being increasingly used.

We will review its history, learn about Protobuf and how it works, its technical features and the aspects in which it outperforms Rest.

We will analyse real cases of use in big companies, the ways in which it has been useful, and the improvements it has brought about.