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

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Roebling/Gleason

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

Keywords: REST, Web, Scalability, CloudComputing

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

Jim Webber, Chief Scientist, Neo4J, Co-Author of "Rest in Practice"

 Jim  Webber

Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he researches and develops distributed graph databases and writes open source software. Previously, Jim spent time working with 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 active in the development community, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at and he tweets often @jimwebber.