An Integrated Enterprise is Within Reach - Curtis Chambers, Uber

 

About this video

Curtis Chambers, Director of Engineering at Uber, discusses how the company’s infrastructure has evolved from a simple system on a single server to a distributed model powered by dozens of internal APIs. Chambers shares the benefits of relying on APIs for internal development purposes and hints at the possibility of opening an API to third-parties in the future.

Key Points

  • Learn why the company exposes an API to each of the backend services
  • Recommendations for when to implement service oriented architecture (SOA)
  • When starting a platform from scratch makes sense

“[Our clay framework] allows us to rapidly build these new APIs inside of stack and deploy them very easily and quickly. The infrastructure team can deploy it, maintain it, and have monitoring all built in.”

- Curtis Chambers, Director of Engineering