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Presentation: "REST: I don't Think it Means What You Think it Does"

Track: Fashions vs. Fundamentals / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Veilingzaal

These days, REST has become truly fashionable. No matter what system, product or service we look at, everything claims to offer a "REST API". But as is often the case with technical concepts that gain acceptance, many instances just stick the label on something that really doesn't meet expectations. This session will start with a pragmatic introduction to the basic principles of the Web's architectural approach. Next, we'll spend the majority of the time looking at the most common misconceptions, and conclude with an extended Q&A.

Keywords: REST HTTP Hypermedia Architecture Design Patterns

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Stefan Tilkov, SOA & REST Authority, innoQ Founder

Stefan Tilkov

Biography: Stefan Tilkov

Stefan Tikov is a decent-frequency blogger, tweets at @stilkov and is a frequent speaker at conferences in Germany and abroad. He is the author of the book "REST und HTTP". Stefan also used to be lead SOA editor on InfoQ.

Stefan has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for almost two decades, using a variety of technologies and tools ranging from C++ and CORBA over J2EE/Java EE and Web Services to REST and Ruby on Rails.

Co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ, Stefan spends his time alternating between advising customers on new technologies and taking the blame from his co-workers for doing so.