Cyril Rohr
Cyril Rohr.

Take a REST!

This presentation explains why you should probably go with the lightweight approach of using HTTP for building your distributed software architecture. I explain where we come from, starting with monolithic applications to the SOA trend and now the “RESTful” style. Proponents of architectures based on the WS-* standards argue that this technology allows for more features and is necessary for enterprisey applications. This presentation shows how you can achieve the same results using HTTP and the REST principles, and I even go through an example at the end to show how one could implement an advanced feature such as SLA negotiation at runtime, without all the machinery coming with the use of WS-* technologies.