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The integrator's guide to duct-taping


[EuroPython 2012] S Deponti - 5 JULY 2012 in "Track Ravioli"


“Duct-taping” different systems together is a common task, and is generally regarded as “mostly harmless”. However, “duct-taping” hides much more pitfalls than a cursory examination might reveal, especially when the constraints outside the developer’s control are many. In this talk, a classification of the different integration scenarios is presented, along with methodologies to identify them and asses their complexity: those hiding the most dangerous pitfalls will be examined in detail, and methodologies and best practices to avoid them will be exposed, with a special care put into considerations about security and scalability.


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