Presentation: Mark Nottingham's HTTP Status Report
HTTP is one of the most successful protocols in the world, and more and more developers are using it to do more than drive HTML UIs (calling their systems RESTful with various degrees of justification). In a new presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2008, HTTPbis WG chair and Principal Technical Yahoo! Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.
Precise and Informative
Interesting to get insights like these into the history and future of a protocol that has become so fundamental to life as we know it. The better we can understand the utility and limitations of the foundational technologies that we are building upon, the better and more durable our architectures will be.