api request -> stack of transformations -> sent to application logic back and forth
this allows older apis to transform up the stack into a modern server
when distributing: need compatibility of multiple schemas
what would it look like to have good tools for handling distributed systems in a systematic way? (shotgun parsing - parsing by if statements - riddling code with little tests and hoping things stick. tools like protobuf in the long term means only adding optional fields, and eventually the data schema has entirely optional types - how do you know what's still relevant at all?)
manage schema compatibility separate from application logic!
provide data transformations; 'bidirectional lenses' - one transformation for the whole schema, as written in a DSL.
graph of connected schemas and associated lenses. show how the schemas connect with those lenses
automatically translates data at runtime
provides ts type definitions as well as JSON schemas for your code. json's checkable at runtime as needed!
integration with Automerge CRDT
what is the pushpin architecture (from ink and switch?)