Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Modeling Resources: REST and Hypermedia

Saturday - Nov 9 1:30 PM - Stanford

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Forward Leaning Software Engineer

This is the first in a new series on resource-oriented systems. The goal of the series is to provide practical guidance on the design and implementation of next generation systems that are flexible, extensible, high-performance and future-friendly. The talks are designed to work as arc, building upon each other, but they should also stand alone. The first topic is a guided walk through of building quality REST APIs.

We will focus on the architecture of the Web and how it can help us model and manipulate our important business concepts. We will discuss the role of stable identifiers, intentional representation design, hypermedia affordances and architectural consistency. The goal is not to be “RESTful”, the goal is to build systems that display the properties we require.

This talk will be accessible for people new to REST, but also different enough that those who have attended previous REST talks will learn new things.

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About Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.