Audrey Neveu | Devoxx

Audrey Neveu
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Audrey is Developer Relations at She’s a passion driven developer with experience in both web frontend and backend development, specialised in APIs and BigData. Heavily involved in the European wide Java Community, she’s part of Devoxx4Kids, a not-for-profit global initiative to get children coding.


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The end of polling : why and how to transform a REST API into a Data Streaming API?


We know interactivity is the key to keep our user's interest alive but we can't reduce animation to UI anymore. Twitter, Waze, Slack... users are used to have real-time data in applications they love. But how can you turn your static API into a stream of data? By pulling? Pushing? Webhook-ing?

When talking about data streaming, we often think about WebSockets. But have you ever heard of Server-Sent Events?

In this talk we will compare those technologies to understand which one you should opt for depending on your usecase and I'll show you how we have been even further by reducing the amount of data to transfer with JSON-Patch. And because real-time data is not only needed by web (and because it's much more fun), I'll show you how we can make drone dance on streamed APIs.

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The ISS position in real time on my mobile in less than 15mn ? Yes, we can.

Quickie Sessions

In this talk we will live-code in less than 15 mn a mobile application displaying the ISS position on a map in real time. Impossible? Not with the right tools! On one hand, and its JavaScript SDK which is able to turn any API into a stream of data in less than 10 lines of code and will give us the ISS position as if we were of board. On the other hand, Ionic, the powerful hybrid mobile framework which will help us to build a highly interactive application, available for all platforms, in less time than it takes to say. I take your bet!

Speaker Q&A

Who should attend your session?

The session is open to everyone who wants to know more about PubSub, WebHooks, WebSockets and Server-Sent Events. Beginners are more than welcome!

What are the 'next steps' for an attendee to take after attending your session?

The session is a 'state of the art' on real-time. The goal is to give attendees a clear overview of each technology how does it works? What are the constraints? And perhaps the most important: what is the usecase? So the real next step would probably be to make the right choice!

You have 2 hours to spare in London, what do you do?

Pay a visit to the British Museum!

How did you find programming a drone?

Last year my CEO, Eric, was giving a 5mn pitch in a big FinTech event. How can you expect people to remember you when you only have 5 minutes on stage? One drone on each side of the stage is a good start ;)

What data did you use to make it dance?

I'm using a bitcoin API : depending on the last value a BitCoin has been sold in GBP, the drone will go up or down.