So you think you know REST?

Evert Pot (20.May.2011 at 14:30)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2011 (English - UK)

Rating: 3 of 5

REST has been coined over 10 years ago, but in recent years it's really taken off. Although many systems claim to be RESTful, while in reality they're not. In this talk we'll be discussing what being 'RESTful' really means and where the benefits lie. Besides the usual advocacy, we're taking a pragmatic stance. We'll take you through the process of building a real REST service and providing an approach that works for most of your use-cases.

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Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 15:09 by Steven VAN POECK (17 comments)

Were you ever so nervous ;)

Some concrete examples of REST implementations would've been welcome, too. It always gives a better understanding for techies.

Otherwise: well-structured and to-the-point presentation of REST/HTTP.

All in all, job well done!

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 15:12 by Rowan Merewood (121 comments)

Good pragmatic overview of REST over HTTP with some helpful tidbits in there around headers. Good to highlight how much the protocol does for you which often gets mistakenly re-invented. Nice relaxed style of delivery and clear slides. Useful questions at the end covering some of the implementation details.

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 15:13 by Tim Swann (31 comments)

Nice overview on the subject and highlighting why many systems are actually RPC. Evert is obviously very knowledgeable on the topic. He does Uhmm err and ehmm a lot though.

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 15:37 by Gordon Oheim (21 comments)

Not too fond of this talk. It was very dry and quite HTTP centric. I missed some more information about Resources, Representations, Richardson's Maturity Model HATEOAS and how REST enables us to build Domain Application Protocols. If I hadnt already read a few books about REST before I probably still wouldn't know what its about or why it's cool.

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 15:44 by Max Baerten (7 comments)

Missed some samples and demos.

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:23 by Lorna Mitchell (65 comments)

This talk was suffered from a title that didn't match its content and a speaker that was difficult to understand. The content that was included was absolutely accurate and well presented, and I think the speaker would have been engaging if he'd been more confident.

Speaker comment:

20.May.2011 at 17:05 by Evert Pot (2 comments)

Thanks for the great feedback!

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 18:45 by David Eriksson (15 comments)

REST seems to be a sensitive subject, or...?

Anyway, I learned some interesting semantics about REST services, such as certain HTTP headers, HTTP status code and the "newer" HTTP methods.

Last but not least I don't remember this part of the talk, and it was a selling point for me:

"We'll take you through the process of building a real REST service"

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 18:56 by Alex (11 comments)

It was more of an overview than a tech talk with some hands on coding examples. At least that's what I had hoped for. Speaker could have slowed down a bit but overall informative.

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 20:02 by Teun Beijers (4 comments)

I have the feeling I learned more about HTTP than I learned about REST. But the speaker explained the why of that very well, so after all it was a very useful talk.

Rating: 3 of 5

21.May.2011 at 10:04 by Matthijs van den Bos (16 comments)

Nice talk. Very informative. Could have benefited from a little more structure. I missed the explanation of what a 'Resource' is and how it relates to 'addressability'.

Rating: 4 of 5

21.May.2011 at 17:37 by Arnout (19 comments)

Very nice talk, I liked the pragmatic viewpoint.

Rating: 2 of 5

21.May.2011 at 23:08 by Merlijn Tishauser (10 comments)

Sorry, i had expected more practical information on the implementation of rest. Not a overview of http statuscode i can look up on wikipedia as welll. Although i didn't knew about 418.

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