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Ian Robinson, RESTful enterprise development specialist

 Ian  Robinson

Ian Robinson is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he specializes in the design and delivery of service-oriented and distributed systems.

He has written guidance for Microsoft on implementing integration patterns with Microsoft technologies,and has published articles on business-oriented development methodologies and distributed systems design - most recently in The ThoughtWorks Anthology (Pragmatic Programmers, 2008).

He is currently co-authoring a book on Web-friendly enterprise integration.

Presentation: "Hydras and Hypermedia"

Time: Tuesday 14:45 - 15:45

Location: Filuren


Do you know what your enterprise applications get up to in their time off? Fighting fantasy, pick-your-path, hypermedia-driven, RESTful Web application adventures. Of course.

Hypermedia applications make good on the SOA vision of a distributed system based on evolutionary, easily composed application protocols. In this entertaining dungeon delve we'll tackle the many-headed Hydra of HATEOAS, the "Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State" monster, level up through Leonard Richardson's Web Services Maturity Heuristic, and meet the dwarves with grudges.

Keywords: REST, SOA, Enterprise integration, hypermedia

Target audience: Distributed systems developers and architects, and anyone curious about REST's place in the enterprise