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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Aug 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

JSON at Work: The JSON Ecosystem

JSON is more than just a simple replacement for XML when you make an AJAX call. JSON is becoming the backbone of any serious data interchange over the Internet. There are emerging standards and best practices that can be used to harness the energy and enthusiasm around JSON to build truly elegant, useful, and efficient applications. You’re already using JSON, and you may be thinking:

    • What else is there to talk about?
    • What additional tools and standards are available, and why do they matter?
    • Everything is great, so how would these tools and standards help?

In this presentation, we’ll cover:

The JSON Ecosystem

    • JSON Beginnings - language review, best practices, IDEs/tools, and the JSON Ecosystem
    • Structuring JSON (JSON Schema)
    • RESTing with JSON - modeling, prototyping, and testing with JSONPad, browser plugins, MockJax, MockJSON, Dyson
    • Text Search with JSON –JSONPath, jsoniq, and JSONPointer
    • Transforming JSON

Attendees will learn how to leverage JSON in new ways to enhance their architecture and development efforts.

RESTful Security at Work

You’ve been working with RESTful Web Services for a few years now, and you’d like to know if your services are secure. Maybe you're new to REST on your project. In any case, you have questions:

    • How do I design a secure service?
    • Are there any guidelines and best practices?
    • What is OWASP and how does it help?
    • What is OAuth and how do I use it?
    • How does RESTful Security tie to existing infrastructure?

In this presentation, we’ll cover:

RESTful Web Service Security Best Practices

    • OWASP
      • Controlling Access – Authentication / Authorization
      • Securing the Payload – Confidentiality & Integrity
      • Protecting sensitive data
      • Securing the URI
      • Whitelisting Methods and Response Types
      • Content Validation
    • OAuth
      • Overview
      • Flow and Concepts

Security and Common RESTful APIs

    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Twilio
    • Groupon

Security Tokens

    • JWT
    • Custom

Security and Common Infrastructure

    • LDAP
    • SSO (Single Sign-On)
    • Open AM

We will look at a single business problem to secure a RESTful Web Service. Along the way, we'll walk through several well-known RESTful Web Service APIs. Attendees will gain a solid foundation in RESTful Web Service security.

Tom Marrs

Tom Marrs is a Technical Architect at Perficient, where he specializes in RESTful Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). He designs and implements mission-critical web and business applications using the latest SOA, Ruby on Rails, JSON, HTML5, JavaScript, Java/EE, and Open Source technologies.

Tom is the author of the JSON Refcard for DZone , and the upcoming book, JSON at Work for O’Reilly. Tom is also a speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) and Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) conferences.

An active participant in the local technical community, Tom helps emcee at the HTML5 Denver User Group, helped found the Denver Open Source User Group (DOSUG), has served as President of the Denver Java Users Group (DJUG), and speaks at other local user groups.

Website Sponsor:HSC Careers
Food Sponsor: Systems Engineering Services
Door Prize Sponsors:Jetbrains - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor:OReilly Publishing - Technical books

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  • Shane H.

    It was great to hear of productive use of schemas for both JSON and XML. But is the nugget I pulled away from the meeting last night.

    1 · August 30, 2013

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