HTTP has become the de facto communication protocol for virtually all things connected to the internet. Everything from enterprise databases to the thermostat in your house can communicate via HTTP-based web services. But how well do you really know this critical part of the internet? Are you equipped with the knowledge needed to build apps and services that can participate? This talk is a deep dive into the guts of HTTP and HTTP-based web services. You will leave with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the HTTP protocol, and how the REST architectural lets you use HTTP to build amazing simple and scalable web services.
Devin Rader spends his day’s extoling the virtues of Twilio (www.twilio.com), the amazingly simple cloud telephony platform. Before that he worked at Infragistics where he focused on delivering great user experiences to developers using their controls. He’s done work on all of the .NET platforms, but most recently has been focused on ASP.NET and Silverlight. As a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, a current board member of the Central New Jersey .NET User Group and a former INETA board member, he’s an active supporter of the .NET developer community. He’s also the co-author or technical editor of numerous books on .NET including Wrox’s Professional Silverlight 4 and Wrox’s Professional ASP.NET 4. Follow Devin on Twitter @devinrader