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REST: A Pragmatic Introduction to the Web's Architecture



In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Stefan Tilkov introduces the key principles of REST, explaining the differences to other distributed systems architectures and highlighting its benefits. Topics covered include mapping business logic to resource interactions, hypermedia, and documentation.


Stefan Tilkov is co-founder and principal consultant of innoQ, lead SOA editor at InfoQ, and a long time advocate of using RESTful HTTP to reach the high-level goals of SOA.

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Jan 29, 2009