Prism’s full stack is pretty extensive — a lot of different libraries and languages come with the territory when you’re doing everything from front-end and mobile app development to hardware integrations. So in late September, we sent some folks from our Edge and Research teams to CppCon in Bellevue, Washington to learn about the best practices and new methods in C++ that they could bring back to the engineering team at Prism.
Little did we know, though, that one of our own was actually presenting! Huu Nguyen, one of Prism’s Platform Engineers, independently developed a library called “C++ Requests” — a great open-source resource that takes its inspiration from Kenneth Reitz’s Python library, “Requests: HTTP for People.” C++ Requests is a user-friendly approach to making HTTP calls with C++ and Curl. Huu gave a great Lightning Talk on his work at CppCon, and we’re happy to share it here.
APIs and HTTP call methods can get very messy — we’re glad one of the team is helping make them easier to use. Check out Huu’s repo here, and don’t forget to star and fork it!