Pacific Northwest Software Symposium
September 15 - 17, 2006 - Seattle, WA
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REST sounds like such a simple thing. But, what is it really? How do you convince your boss to let you try it when she has been sold on the equation SOAP = SOA + P(rofit)? How do you go about building, deploying, publishing and orchestrating web services without the (Un)Holy Trinity of SOAP, WSDL and UDDI?
This talk will thoroughly examine this REST phenomenon in terms of its history, its goals, its consequences and where it fits into the Big Picture of SOA. We will also look at exposing existing tools/APIs through RESTful APIs.
If you find yourself interested in talking about REST without people dismissing it as trivial (yeah, but what is it?!?!), unsaleable (yeah, but I am trying to solve problems, not buy tools!) or not SOA (<insert your own joke here -- that one leaves me speechless>), come on by.
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.More About Brian »