Mike Amundsen offers a deeper explanation of REST, going beyond URIs, HTTP or web pages to the architectural style REST provides and the 6 constraints imposed by REST.
Mike Amundsen consults and speaks on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. He has more than a dozen books to his credit including "Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node". He also contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju).
Code PaLOUsa is a two-day software development conference to be held March 16 and 17, 2012 at the Marriott Louisville in downtown Louisville, KY. The conference is designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. We will have sessions revolving around Microsoft, Java, and other development platforms; along with the sessions on higher level topics that are platform agnostic. The conference schedule will feature presentations from well-known professionals in the software development community. There will be fifty-five hour-long presentations and panel discussions, plus a keynote each morning of the event.