Extending HTTP for fun and non-profit

My journey into the IETF HTTP workgroup

Roberto Polli

APIs Best Practice Case Study Community HTTP

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Writing API guidelines is a best practice for standardizing APIs produced by thousands of service provider, but what happens when those rules are not backed by internet standards?

This talk proposes an iterative strategy for identify and standardize inside IETF key features of your API guidelines.
The steps includes feature landscaping, stakeholder identification and engagement, prototyping and writing an actual internet-draft.

The strategy is shown using two examples:
- rewriting of `Digest` header RFC3230 adding clarifications useful for implementors;
- proposing new `RateLimit` headers and engage with implementors (Microsoft, Red Hat, Kong, ..).

Type: Talk (30 mins); Python level: Beginner; Domain level: Intermediate

Roberto Polli

Italian Digital Transformation Department

Roberto joined in the [Italian Digital Transformation Department](https://innovazione.gov.it/it/progetti/api/) - to create a national API Ecosystem based on internet standards.

He's a Red Hat Certified Engineer and MySQL/MongoDB certified DBA, but loves maintaining free software.

A life ago he took a Math degree, and he's really proud of it.