“What is the difference between A360 viewer and Glue viewer?” This is a question that I receive every once in a while. (Here we are using word “A360 Viewer” as View and Data API, and will use both forms interchangeably in this post.) As a developer who is planning to develop a new web service and looking for a viewing capability, it is important to understand differences.
In this post, I’m going to write about some questions and answers comparing two viewers. I should note that both technologies are continuously evolving (it is more so as both are being developed under agile methodology). Some part of what I write, especially about what you can/cannot do technically, might change as a new sprint releases come out. Some of comments I make might be subjective. For example, “which is better”, of course, depends on what you are trying to do. I also don’t want to limit people’s creativity over the usage of technology by defining intended usage; we always love hearing about application areas that we never thought of. With this lengthy disclaimer, let’s talk about the two viewers in comparison.