July 27, 2017

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Afternoon Eli,

I’ve recently started working a part-time job and noticed they were using this app called BRINGG.  And the App is being used by a number of Fortune 500 companies to help provide what they called an “UBER Like Experience” to a company’s ordering & delivery process or fleet management.

While using the App I couldn’t help but be amazed at how much work is being done on the back-end via RestFul APIs.  Plus, it has an Developer’s Section & SDK that allows programmers to connect to the App and retrieve order history and create an order remotely and push it to the App from a website or different App.

Do you think development of these types of Apps are going to be one of a few new frontier for developers versus websites & normal App development?

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Already decades old in enterprise world. This type of architecture has been well established in JavaEE, as primary example, for long time. Consumer level app stuff is deathly boring in comparison for me so I stay away from them. Although sadly, a lot of consumer-level developers find what you described as exciting – boring. So its not whether its new vs old. Its about audience’s area of interest. Glad you find this type of application interesting.

If you really do, look at JBoss and Wildfly (one of JavaEE implementations), Java Spring, .Net Entity Framework, and any related links for further inspiration. PHP world example can be Apigility.