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Mark Nottingham

 Mark  Nottingham

Mark Nottingham is a Principal Technical Yahoo!, putting together Web-based infrastructure for sites like Yahoo! Finance, Sports, Tech, TV and Movies.

He has spent the last decade designing, debugging, serving and caching Web content, with past stints at Merrill Lynch, Akamai and BEA Systems, along with scars from writing specifications like the Atom Syndication Format, WS-Policy and the WS-I Basic Profile, and chairing both IETF and W3C Working Groups.

Right now, his focus is on using HTTP for what the rest of the industry calls Web Services.

Presentation: "Leveraging the Web for Services at Yahoo!"

Track:   Architectures you always wondered about

Time: Friday 14:30 - 15:30

Location: St James's Suite


When moving to a Service-Oriented Architecture, SOAP and WSDL aren't the only option. HTTP, URIs and well-defined formats are the basis of the Web, and more architects are looking at them as a serious alternative. Beyond the hype of REST vs. WS-* and Web 2.0, it's possible to do some remarkable things with very simple tools.

In this talk, I relate our experiences so far using HTTP and the Web for services in Yahoo!'s Media Group, covering our reasons for choosing this approach, the places where it's most effective (and where it's not), the pitfalls we've found along the way and what's still needed to make it developers' first choice for connecting their applications and data.

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