Despite their ubiquity, the details of what makes an API RESTful are often lost even on experienced developers. We'll cover the basics of the HTTP protocol that drives most REST services, break down the lingo, and clear up some misconceptions about this powerful and popular methodology.
Samantha Quiñones is a software engineer and lead developer at POLITICO.com. She is an active member of the Washington, DC PHP developer community, speaker, occasional blogger, and full-time process nerd.
BONUS: Truc-Mai Luu from the EPA will speak briefly at the beginning about about EPA's Developer Central and provide information about an upcoming Hackathon that EPA will be participating in called DataBay.
Developer Central is a resource platform that provides various datasets, APIs, etc. to developers who interested in building applications using EPA data and Web services.