About this Talk
There is a number of great Scala HTTP libraries, however on the API side, we can do better! That's where sttp comes in: it's goal is to provide a simple, type-safe API for defining & sending HTTP requests, while leveraging battle-proven backends.
In the no-slides, purely live-coding talk we'll go through the main features of sttp: the URI interpolator, API for building requests, decoupling request definition and execution. Plus, integrations with a variety of effect-wrapping stacks, mean you can use the same programmer-friendly API regardless if you use Akka Streams, Monix, Scalaz or Cats!
Familiarity with Scala's syntax, some experience with Scala programming.
become familiar with sttp, how to describe & send synchronous / asynchronous requests, using any of the available backends (e.g. akka-http, async http client) learn about its API design and the rationale behind some design decisions, which has some nice properties: type-safety, discoverability, immutability of data structures, separation of definition & execution.
I am one of the co-founders of SoftwareMill, where I code mainly using Scala and other interesting technologies. I am involved in open-source projects, such as sttp, MacWire, Quicklens and others. I have been a speaker at major conferences, such as ScalaDays, LambdaConf and Devoxx. Apart from writing software, in my free time I try to read the Internet on various (functional) programming-related subjects. Any ideas or insights usually end up with a blog (https://softwaremill.com/blog).
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