How the Decentralized Web Will Change App Development

This is an excellent piece by Ruben Verborgh. In it he looks at what it will mean for us to finally separate data from applications. I am becoming increasingly convinced that this is the next phase of the web and it has important implications. Here are three that Ruben outlines in this piece:

1) End users become data owners: This is the most well-known decentralization aspect: we store our data in places of our choice, which improves privacy and control.

2) Apps become views: As apps become decoupled from data, they start acting as interchangeable views rather than the single gateway to that data.

3) Interfaces become queries: Data will be distributed across highly diverse interfaces, so sustainable apps need declarative contracts instead of custom data requests.

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