[aerogear-dev] Fwd: [Aerogear-dev] Survey of web apis for persistence and basic security

Douglas Campos qmx at qmx.me
Sun Sep 2 15:10:42 EDT 2012

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> From: Jay Balunas <jbalunas at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: [Aerogear-dev] Survey of web apis for persistence and basic security
> Date: August 31, 2012 4:12:41 PM GMT-03:00
> To: aerogear-dev <aerogear-dev at redhat.com>
> First, thanks for writing this up!!  Its useful to see this all on one place.
> Data-binding to classes or generic property bags?
> * We want to take advantage of JavaEE, BV, etc...  I think binding to classes will be important for this.
> * This does lead to portability concerns, because while Android is Java, iOS and others are not
> ** We'll need a metamodel for this, and should to things like OData and others
> How to handle data relations?
> * One of the best ways I've seen of handling this is to link to have options for some depth to be included
> * Any circular, or deep relationships should be a "link" object of some sort that points to the resource if needed
> How to handle binary data?
> * Blobs can be hashed, and sent as is, but would likely need a header/mimetype 
> Explicit class schemas or schemaless
> * I want to make sure we're talking about the same thing, can you explain more?
> How to best handle local caching + sync?
> * This would be partially based on the client, but also on the serverside.
> * For our initial impl basic local caching is fine (or we leave it to the end user for now)
> * Sync, and more advanced offline syncing can wait for phase 2 imo
> Provide atomic counters? (most of these libraries do)
> * Yes, we'll likely need something like this.
> * Matthias - do you have any previous experience with this requirement?
> Manage clients with API keys?
> * That is a common way to do this
> * We should outline the different options
> Other questions:
> Model/entity based client storage, or database replication?
> On Aug 31, 2012, at 2:41 PM, Jay Balunas wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm posting Glen's gist on his review of existing apis for BaaS operations - https://gist.github.com/3495006
>> Any comments and feedback welcome!
>> -Jay
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