Web Services, Part 1 - Thin Client with RestKit

In this first chapter of a two part series, Aubrey Goodman presents a detailed look at the web service interface layer, focusing on the RestKit open source framework designed to interact with RESTful web services. Topics include thin client application architecture, object modeling, serialization, and a healthy dose of multithreaded asynchronous functional programming (sounds scary, but it's really not).

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Presenter was, on the whole, knowledgeable. Could have used some polish in the presentation area (dry run, etc) but the discussion of uploading waypoints was valuable as was the Location Manager info but that is a quibble. Kudos for volunteering to do it.

    FYI, regarding the Facebook app and why it's so slow - it seems to be a thin hybrid app that uses an HTML stack to do a lot of its UI in a UIWebView, which means it's subject to all of the limitations of iOS hybrid apps (which are worse on an Android).

    http://blog.mobtest.com/2012/05/heres-why-the-facebook-ios-app-is-so-bad-uiwebviews-and-no-nitro/

    July 18, 2012

  • Dave C.

    Excellent presentation on RestKit. Look forward to Part 2 next month.

    July 18, 2012

  • Orion E.

    Definitely packed with great information. Great presenter.

    July 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the link to Ray Wenderlich iOS Turorials as mentioned on the meetup tonight http://www.raywenderlich.com/tutorials

    July 17, 2012

  • Pete G.

    Thanks Aubrey, excellent presentation. Really a great introduction where to jump in.

    July 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always nice listening Aubrey dive into iOS. Tonight RestKit talk was exactly how he describes, not scary. Thanks so much.

    July 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation Aubrey, thanks for doing it. Look forward to part 2

    July 17, 2012

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