Ben Christensen describes how the Netflix API evolved from a typical one-size-fits-all RESTful API designed to support public developers into a web service platform optimized to handle the diversity and variability of each device and user experience. The talk will also address the challenges involving operations, deployment, performance, fault-tolerance, and rate of innovation at massive scale.
Ben Christensen is a software engineer on the Netflix Edge Services Platform team responsible for fault tolerance, performance, architecture and scale while enabling millions of customers to access the Netflix experience across more than 1,000 different device types. Prior to Netflix, Ben was at Apple making iOS apps and media available on the iTunes store.
Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.