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

Track: REST Architectures Training / Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Room 104/105

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

Biography: Ian Robinson

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

Jim Webber, Chief Scientist at Neo Technology and Co-Author of "Rest in Practice"

Jim Webber

Biography: Jim Webber

Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist withNeo 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.