Interfaces are Dumb (and that's a Very Good Thing)

Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
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Location: Ballroom B
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(2.88, 26 ratings)

Both Webhooks and Rack enable creative uses that exceed the vision of the system implementor. By following their example, you can allow extensibility and unforeseen advantages.
Webhooks have enabled Github to offload development, and gives people an easy way do what they want with their data.
Rack has taken the Ruby world by storm, and with good reason. You’ll see the simplest Rack server possible (just one line of code).

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Erik Kastner

Kickstarter

Erik has been building dynamic websites since 1997. Rails and Sinatra are the most reached-for tools in his bag, but far from the only ones in there.

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05/09/2009 10:04pm PDT

I thought Erik covered all the basics and had great examples.

Francisco Viramontes
05/06/2009 3:36pm PDT

I got lost on the web hooks part, not great voice tone

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