Software Architect, Progress
Tony Lavinio has been writing code to solve hard problems for four decades. While consulting in the late 80’s, he discovered a product called “Progress” by Data Language Corporation, and just had to join the company. Even now his fingerprints can be found in some of the database tools and the language. And though now “4GL” is “ABL,” “Data Language Corp.” is “Progress Software Corp.,” and “Progress 3.2J” has grown up to be “OpenEdge 12,” he’s still here, happily pouring out code. Today, Tony designs and implements database drivers, and is the architect behind the Autonomous REST Connector. He also has an extensive collection of programmer jokes, so please, don’t get him started.
Wed, 08 May | 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Data Integration: The REST of the Story
More and more, there's a wealth of data out there hidden behind REST APIs. What happens when you want to integrate that REST-based data -- from either a public service or an internal data layer custom made for your company? It turns out that this conceptually simple task is fraught with pitfalls. We'll cover REST API implementation patterns we've seen, including topics such as: working with internal vs external APIs, designing for change as data models evolve, implementing security, handling large data, reporting error conditions, and more. Join us and learn strategies to integrate data from REST APIs into your application, as well as design your own REST APIs in a more useful way, using lessons we've learned while developing the Autonomous REST Connector.