Back in 2006, David Heinemeier Hansson’s RailsConf talk titled “Discovering a World of Resources on Rails” was quite an eye-opener for me.
He demonstrates how embracing a RESTful architecture in web development forces you to think in ways that result in a considerably better design.
Even though his examples are based on Ruby on Rails, the concepts apply to all web development, no matter which platform/framework you’re using.
Seriously, if you do any web programming at all, go and watch the talk. :-)
I took the trouble to sync and merge the PDF slides with the video. Get the merged video here.
(Source without the slides and the separate PDF are here. Thanks to ScribeMedia for providing them. © ScribeLabs under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.)
© 2011 Johan Kiviniemi
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