Training: "REST in Practice - A Tutorial on Web-based Distributed Systems"

Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Abbey, Fourth Floor


The Web is fast becoming a serious competitor to traditional enterprise architecture approaches. This tutorial will provide an introduction to RESTful Web Service techniques, both from a theoretical and practical perspectives. The tutorial is broken down as follows:

* Introduction and Motivation
* The Web Architecture
* Simple Web Integration including POX and URI tunnelling
* CRUD Services using URI templates and HTTP
* Semantics using Microformats and RDF
* Hypermedia and the REST architectural style
* Scalability and how a text-based client-server polling protocol outperforms everything else!
* ATOM and ATOMPub for event-driven and pub/sub applications Security
* Conclusions and further thoughts

Participants should be comfortable with distributed computing concepts, but won't need any particular integration or middleware experience

Ian Robinson., ThoughtWorks

 Ian  Robinson.
Ian Robinson (@iansrobinson) is the SOA practice lead for ThoughtWorks Europe, having spent many years architecting and implementing distributed systems for clients in the telecommunications, entertainment and financial services sectors. He is a co-author of 'REST in Practice' (O'Reilly) and a contributor to the forthcoming 'REST: From Research to Practice' (Springer). He presents at conferences worldwide on RESTful enterprise integration and distributed systems design and delivery, and blogs at

Jim Webber, Author of "Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide"

 Jim  Webber

Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on graph database server technology and writes open source software. Jim is interested in using big graphs like the Web for building distributed systems, which led him to being a co-author on the book REST in Practice, having previously written Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide. Jim is an active speaker, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at and he tweets often @jimwebber.