[GNHLUG] SLUG Durham / Mon 13 Oct / REST - REpresentational State Transfer in HTTP

Ben Scott dragonhawk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 09:35:28 EDT 2008

Who  : Brian Turnbull
What : REST - REpresentational State Transfer in HTTP
Date : Mon 13 Oct 2008
Time : 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Room 301, Morse Hall, UNH, Durham, NH

 Brian Turnbull will present the second part of his series on HTTP:
"RESTful Web Services".  REpresentational State Transfer is the
theoretical underpinning of HTTP/1.1.  Brian will explain what REST
is, present examples of existing web services using REST, and also
cover the practical application of REST and the Atom Publishing
Protocol in creating a web service.

 The author of this announcement found Brian's first presentation on
HTTP to be quite interesting; there's a lot more hidden behind that
"http://" than most people realize.  I learned more than I expected in
September, and I expect to learn more in October.  According to
Wikipedia, REST abstracts everything into resources which are uniquely
identifiable and accessible via a standard protocol which is
stateless, cacheable, and layered, leading to a robust, scalable,
distributed system.  Come to Brian's talk and learn what that means.

== About Brian ==

 Brian Turnbull is a software engineer specializing in Python and
Ruby web application/service design, development, and deployment.  His
current and recent projects include Razume (http://www.razume.com/)
and Changents (http://www.changents.com/).  He also has a personal
website (http://brianturnbull.com/).

=== About SLUG ===

 SLUG is the Seacoast Linux User Group, and is a chapter of GNHLUG,
the Greater NH Linux User Group.  Rob Anderson is the SLUG
coordinator, and reliably comes up with interesting topics each month.
 SLUG meets the second Monday of every month, same time, same place.
You can find out more about SLUG and GNHLUG at their websites.



 Meetings take place starting at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are open to all.
The meeting proper ends around 9ish, but it's not uncommon to find
hangers-on there until 10 or later.  They take place in Room 301 (the
third floor conference room), of Morse Hall, at the University of New
Hampshire, in Durham.

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