Can't make it to the big confereneces in Paris, London, or San Francisco? we get it! We've all got local bars to keep up appearances at, bike races to train for, and pet turtles don't feed theirselves!

Grab these mini conference talks, and watch then whenever you fancy.

HTTP Caching

Mini conference talk covering HTTP caching, mostly caching client responses via HTTP middleware to skip making requests the client already has fresh answers to, then using conditional validation to check if things have changed.

Conditional validation is one of the least understood but most powerful features for HTTP, but it's simple when you get the hang of it!

Make your applications quicker, save mangling application servers when you don't need to, and we'll even throw in some hints towards network caching to really help iron out stampeding herds.

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About Phil Sturgeon

Over the last five years I've worked as a freelancer, consultant, Head of API, and CTO, for several API-centric technology startups. The most recent, Ride, has given me the chance to work with several amazing developers, including several Rails API contributors. Ride let me share our API experiences at conferences world-wide, which is an amazing opportunity to educate others on a topic I'm incredibly passionate about.

Spending that much time building APIs means I have a long list of ways to make them not suck, and I would like to that with you lot. The book covers everything learned from years of doing this day in day out, and it tries to keep it light and breezy: through what could otherwise be some rather dull topics.

For more about APIs, you can check out my blog, and specifically the #api tag.