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9Jan/130

Instant REST Services with RESTExpress Q&A

Posted by Todd

This is a follow-on to my last two posts, Introduction to REST (Revisited) and RESTExpress Overview and Tutorial, with this short video being the Q&A after the presentation.  In it, the video talks about authentication, authorization, and some of the RESTExpress features around sorting, filtering and performance.  It's a quickie, but it's always nice to understand what others are asking... and some answers to those questions.

[youtube http://youtu.be/z5u4rZTK8o0]
4Jan/131

Introduction to REST (Revisited)

Posted by Todd

I get a lot of questions around RESTful practices and I see a lot of confusion out there in REST API land about what REST really means, is, and how to implement it.  Last November 2012, I talked at the Pearson Technology Summit in Denver, Colorado.  The talk is entitled "Instant REST Services with RESTExpress" but spends some time during the first have to revisit the six REST architectural constraints.  While the lapel mic was giving me troubles and causing some noise on the recording, the content is definitely understandable.  Enjoy.

[youtube http://youtu.be/XcNDRr5zaI0]

 

The Six Constraints of the RESTful Architectural Style are:

  • Uniform Interface
  • Stateless
  • Client-Server
  • Layered System
  • Cacheable
  • Code on Demand
29Oct/120

Intro to REST

Posted by Todd

The REST architectural style describes six constraints. These constraints, applied to the architecture, were originally communicated by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation (see http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm) and defines the basis of RESTful-style.  This video introduces the six contraints as an introduction to REST.