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- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Alexis Metaireau and Mathieu Leplatre about Kinto
Interview with Alexis and Mathieu
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- What is Kinto and how did it get started?
- What does the internal architecture of Kinto look like?
- Given that the primary data format being stored is JSON, why did you choose PostGreSQL as your storage backend instead of a NoSQL document database such as CouchDB?
- Synchronization of transactions from multiple users, including offline first support, is a difficult problem. How have you approached that in Kinto and what are some of the alternate solutions that were considered?
- Designing usable APIs is a complicated subject. What features did you prioritize while creating the interfaces to Kinto?
- What are some of the most innovative uses of Kinto that you have seen?
- What are some of the biggest challenges that you have faced while building Kinto?
- What do you have planned for the future of Kinto?
Keep In Touch
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