Alex Borysov

(He / him / his)

Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

Alex is currently a senior software engineer at Netflix, where he is working on building a unified global digital Studio that powers the effective production of Netflix content. 

Prior to joining Netflix, Alex had designed, implemented, and run various World-scale distributed systems, including ML infrastructure for payments fraud detection at Google; large-scale backends at Nest; microservice architecture for world-leading social casino games; and core infrastructure services for a unicorn startup.

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API Showdown: REST vs. GraphQL vs. gRPC – Which Should You Use?

When architecting an API, one of the major decisions is choosing the appropriate communication technology and protocol. Every solution comes with trade-offs, so how do you find the right fit for your needs? The three panelists will each be a representative for one of today's popular technologies: REST, GraphQL, and gRPC. We'll cover origin stories, what it takes to get started, when each is the right tool for the job, and when it's absolutely the wrong tool for the job.


Tuesday Nov 9 / 02:10PM EST (40 minutes)


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