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Webmachine and RESTful Web Frameworks with Justin Sheehy

Posted by Justin Sheehy on  May 05, 2011

Justin Sheehy discusses the benefits of RESTful web frameworks and how these apply to the Webmachine toolkit. He also talks about security, debugging and the future of web frameworks and HTTP.

REST and the Web as a Platform, with Subbu Allamaraju

Posted by Subbu Allamaraju on  Jan 31, 2011 1

In this interview, Subbu Allamaraju talks about real life issues of RESTful architectures. He also describes a pragmatic approach of adopting the Web as an integration platform and shares his opinion on OAuth.

Salesforce.com's Dave Carroll on Scalability and the History of Their APIs

Posted by Dave Carroll on  Jan 21, 2011

In this interview, Ryan discusses the components of the Salesforce.com architecture and how they achieve scale. They discuss the different cloud service models and the viewpoint of Salesforce as well as the history of their APIs including Force.com and their decision to move from SOAP API to a Rest-based API.

Steve Vinoski on Erlang and Rest

Posted by Steve Vinoski on  Jul 16, 2010

Steve Vinoski talks about Rest and Erlang and about what got him convinced in these technologies. He discuses benefits of adopting them in terms of productivity and other aarchitectural properties.

Stefan Tilkov Talks REST, Web Services and More

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  May 28, 2010

Stefan Tilkov discusses REST (Representational State Transfer) and RESTful web services based upon work he has done for clients of his consultancy. Stefan talks about the shortcomings of the WS-* specs and says he sees little need for WS-* web services any more. Stefan also talks about how web development frameworks are beginning to map to the RESTful model, and the concept of REST and security.

Guilherme Silveira on Restfulie

Posted by Guilherme Silveira on  Feb 25, 2010 4

In this interview conducted by Stefan Tilkov, Guilherme Silveira compares Restfulie, a hypermedia-centric REST framework, with other RESTful frameworks and explains the difference between its Java and Ruby implementations.

Don Box Discusses SOAP, XML, REST and M

Posted by Don Box on  Feb 01, 2010 1

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2009, Don Box discusses the history of SOAP, XML, XML Schema, RELAX NG, SOAP and WSDL, REPL, opinions on REST, REST at Microsoft, coexistence of REST and WS-*, the M programming language, M and DSLs, M versus XML/XML Schema, Data as XML, and future plans for M and data modeling at Microsoft.

Ian Robinson and Jim Webber on Web-based Integration

Posted by Ian Robinson and Jim Webber on  Jun 12, 2009 2

In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2009, Ian Robinson and Jim Webber talk to Stefan Tilkov about the Web as a platform for integration, the usefulness of various degrees of RESTful HTTP and the benefits of REST in theory and practice.

Tim Bray on the Future of the Web

Posted by Tim Bray on  Mar 23, 2009 15

Tim Bray talks about why he is not convinced with the buzz surrounding Rich Internet Applications and shares his ideas on Cloud Computing. He also expresses his opinion regarding the debate REST vs. WS-* and the future directions web technologies will be taking.

Ian Robinson discusses REST, WS-* and Implementing an SOA

Posted by Ian Robinson on  Jan 26, 2009 1

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ian Robinson discusses REST vs. WS-*, REST contracts, WADL, how to approach company-wide SOA initiatives, how an SOA changes a company, SOA and Agile, tool support for REST, reuse and foreseeing client needs, versioning and the future of REST-based services in enterprise SOA development.

Mark Little on Transactions, Web Services and REST

Posted by Mark Little on  Jun 24, 2008 17

In this interview, recorded at QCon London 2008, Red Hat Director of Standards and Technical Development Manager for the SOA platform Mark Little talks about extended transaction models, the history of transaction standardization, their role for web services and loosely coupled systems, and the possibility of an end to the Web services vs. REST debate.

Pete Lacey on REST and Web Services

Posted by Pete Lacey on  May 09, 2008 5

In this interview, recorded at QCon San Francisco, (then) Burton Group consultant Pete Lacey talks to Stefan Tilkov about the reasons for his disillusionment SOAP and his opinions on how to best achieve loose coupling. Pete also describes the ideas behind REST, and addresses some of its perceived shortcomings. Finally, he discusses cases wher SOAP/WS-* or RESTful HTTP might be more appropriate.

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