Many people are drawn to the ideas of REST but aren't sure how to take the next steps. This workshop will help get you to a comfortable place by introducing the concepts and walking through a series of exercises designing REST APIs from a variety of domains.
This workshop will span two session periods but is one effort. Please plan on coming to both.
We will break up into teams and tackle the various aspects of a solid, stable, evolvable REST API design. This will not be a tutorial in particular REST implementations (Jersey, Restlet, etc.). The ideas will transcend specific technologies although we will talk about some particular choices.
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.More About Brian »