Matt McLarty

(He / him / his)

Software Architect, Author, Global Leader of API Strategy @MuleSoft

Matt McLarty is the Global Field CTO for MuleSoft, a Salesforce company. He works closely with organizations to define digital strategies, as well as design and implement enterprise-grade API and microservices solutions. An experienced software architect, Matt has worked extensively in the field of integration and real-time data distribution. He is the co-author of the O'Reilly books Microservice Architecture and Securing Microservice APIs, and co-host of the APIs Unplugged podcast.

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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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