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Friday 5:10 p.m.–5:40 p.m.

The REST Ascendancy

Jeff Schenck

Audience level:
Web Frameworks


As frontend web frameworks like AngularJS and Backbone.js take over, is Python on the server destined to be demoted to a basic REST interface? If we embrace our new JavaScript overlords, how do we ensure Python is best positioned for this new world of REST on the server?


If we assume that more and more of the web will be built in the frontend with tools like AngularJS and Backbone.js, where does Python fit into that ecosystem? If we love Python (and I do!) we want to position it well as part of that ecosystem. This means, among other things, that we want to best and most robust tools for building REST interfaces on the server side. These tools should be simple to pick up but powerful under the hood. Today's REST ecosystem in Python is underpowered for the world we're heading into. We'll cover the state of the art in REST, as well as the areas where our tools can do a better job to support us.
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