[aerogear-dev] Concerns on JS Conflict Resolution lib

Matthias Wessendorf matzew at apache.org
Tue Dec 16 06:41:41 EST 2014

my understand was that the main focus is now on the real-time sync,
leveraging out differential synchronization engine.

This reflects also the current move of removing the 'rest sync' module


On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM, Lucas Holmquist <lholmqui at redhat.com>
> So i have some concerns on the Current state of the conflit resolution POC
> that i created.
> in it's current state, i had 3 methods in the api
> * Read - just a GET
> * Save - PUT/POST with an added "conflict" callback to handle the conflict
> resolution
> * Remove - just a DELETE
> This was all done before we wrote this spec
> https://aerogear.org/docs/planning/roadmaps/AeroGearConflictResolution/
> but even then,  from the JS client perspective, it felt a lot like a
> pipe.  In jQuery.ajax,  you can actually listen for a "409".
> The other thing that concerns me is that on the client side, people are
> using frameworks such as Ember, Angular, Backbone,etc...   that have there
> own ways of doing server requests so i would hate to start re-inveting the
> wheel again.
> while the read/remove don't really do anything different(they are just
> GET/DELETE's), the save method(PUT/POST) does.  This is were all the
> "conflict resolution happens”.  (what type on resolution algorithm,
> auto-merge, etc...)
> I think it would be interesting to try to integrate this part into
> existing frameworks, rather than trying to create Pipeline again.
> i think for node.js this might be interesting too, since we could create a
> piece of middleware that hooks into an express/connect request
> Again, this might only be a concern on the JS client side,  not sure what
> the other platforms are like in this regard
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