This May 8th Joel Clermont takes the stage under the hot lights at MKEPUG...
REST is certainly a loaded topic. There's the "REST" implemented by 95% of developers building APIs (including Twitter, Facebook, Google and many others). Then there's the "REST" preached from on high by disciples of Lord Fielding himself.
I will talk about REST in its pure and ideal form, but without the fierce dogmatism that usually accompanies such a talk. You'll see the ideal and the benefits it can bring, but we'll bring it back down to earth and get pragmatic because we have real work to do as well. A major part of the discussion will also be why you should be building an API in the first place. Even if you never expose this API to the public, it can be a solid foundation for your own applications.