My name is Brandur Leach (@brandur). I'm an engineer at Stripe, and am interested in service engineering, APIs, Vim, Tmux, Ruby, Go, terminal productivity, running, fixed gear riding, history, urban design, and metal.
Musings on the next API technology, and whether REST-ish JSON over HTTP is just "good enough" to never be displaced in a significant way.
Given a wide API surface area are small changes, most API upgrades are safe for most users. Could we upgrade their fixed API version automatically?
How we overvalue the wrong technology and novel aspects of interface design at the expense of substantial gains to our productivity.
A lightweight and technology agnostic operational technique for easy and near realtime visibility and live querying into production systems.
Why and how to put limits and rate limits on your web services. Introducing redis-cell.
Older articles are available here.
A day in trench life.
Dispelling the common misconception that GraphQL APIs are inherently non-performant.
A short review of Makoto Shinka's latest animated film.
A good story about technological optimistic and languages that might be a little too permissive.
Using iCloud Drive and iBooks to synchronize books and PDFs between all your devices.
Older fragments are available here.