Much has been made of HTTP/2 and how it can improve frontend performance. It has challenged best-practices like JS minification and CSS aggregation. However, very little has been done to explore its impact on REST APIs. In this session, we're going to dive into HTTP/2 from a backend perspective and we'll see how its improved semantics and its expanded featureset enables a new way of thinking about RESTful APIs.
We'll see how client and server can work cooperatively to improve performance. We'll see how server push can solve tedious problems like paginated responses and eliminate requests entirely. Finally, we'll see how improvements borne out of HTTP/2 can still improve experiences for clients that don't yet support HTTP/2 or don't have the capability to take advantage of some of its features.
Attendees need not have any PHP or Drupal experience. An understanding of REST ideas like using the HTTP methods GET, POST, PATCH, or DELETE to read, create, update or remove resources will make it easier to follow along.