events, rest

What is REST? An introduction

We are very proud of our REST API at teowaki. But what does REST mean anyway? Why did we choose to adopt that architecture for our API? Why did REST win the battle against SOAP?

When I first learned about REST, back in 2006, I had lots of questions and not many answers. I didn’t understand the basic concepts or why it was a good idea to design your applications following REST guidelines. And it took me a while to find my way around the obscure documentation before I could start getting the most from REST.

That’s why I decided to prepare a talk about REST for beginners, so I could save them some trouble and put them on a good starting point for learning REST. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to present this talk at the beginners’s track of RailsConf Chicago. Please find below the video and the slides.



If you want to learn more about REST, you can follow my related links at teowaki.