vJUG24 Session: The end of polling: why and how to transform a REST API into a Data Streaming API


“We know interactivity is the key to keep our user’s interest alive but we can’t reduce animation to UI anymore. Twitter, Waze, Slack… users are used to having real-time data in applications they love.

But how can you turn your static API into a stream of data? By pulling? Pushing? Webhook-ing? When talking about data streaming, we often think about WebSockets. But have you ever heard of Server-Sent Events?

In this session, we will compare those technologies to understand which one you should opt for depending on your use-case and I’ll show you how you can go even further by reducing the amount of data to transfer with JSON-Patch.”

Speaker: Neveu Audrey

Audrey is in Developer Relations at Streamdata.io. She’s a passion driven developer with experience in both web frontend and backend development, specialised in APIs and BigData. Heavily involved in the European wide Java Community, she’s part of Devoxx4Kids, a not-for-profit global initiative to get children coding.