CT-SPIN #69: RESTful Web Services – A Journey

Today web services have become the standard way for inter-application communication and integration. While most enterprise web services are built based on SOAP, WSDL and the WS-* specification universe, a rapidly growing number claim they use a better way: REST, short for REpresentational State Transfer. In this talk, I will try to provide a pragmatic introduction to the fundamentals of REST and RESTful HTTP application integration, based on my personal journey from confused REST skeptic to fluent proponent.

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Snacks kindly sponsored by Open Box Software.
Wine kindly sponsored by Yila Consulting.

Wednesday, 20th July 2011, 18h15
Events Room,
5th floor,
Bandwidth Barn,
125 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town

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Venue

Events Room,
5th floor,
Bandwidth Barn,
125 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town

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Agenda

18:15 Welcoming and Introduction
Herman Lintvelt
18:20 RESTful Web Service – A Journey
Jacques du Preez
19:20 Closing and Thanks
Herman Lintvelt
19:25 Networking & Discussion

Abstract

Today web services have become the standard way for inter-application communication and integration. While most enterprise web services are built based on SOAP, WSDL and the WS-* specification universe, a rapidly growing number claim they use a better way: REST, short for REpresentational State Transfer. In this talk, I will try to provide a pragmatic introduction to the fundamentals of REST and RESTful HTTP application integration, based on my personal journey from confused REST skeptic to fluent proponent.

Speaker Profile

Jacques du Preez

I am a passionate digital technologist from Cape Town. I live for the creative process of software development that allows us to create the most amazing things from nothing more than our imagination.

I believe absolutely in the individual’s ability to think, and act for himself through the liberty of our society, technology, economics, science, and art. I hate nothing more than bureaucracy, non-pragmatism, and inaction.

I enjoy learning by doing, solving problems and improving things. There is nothing more exciting and satisfying than a job well done, to produce something that improve the way we do things.

Over the past 10 years I have created many wonderful applications (and some not so wonderful), for a wide range of enterprises: From banking and credit application workflows, to government and national legal case register web services, to telematics and fleet management. These days I’m privileged to work for Korbitec, where I continue to live out my passion for building awesome software.