Distributed Systems and the End of the API

Distributed Systems and the End of the API

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.

A written distillation of the talk originally given with these slides can be found at http://writings.quilt.org/2014/05/12/distributed-systems-and-the-end-of-the-api/


Chas Emerick

April 23, 2014