We Thank Our Sponsors!
We are also thankful for TekSystems' sponsorship of the pizza and drinks.
We continue to meet at the CU Wolf Law Library:
Wolf Law Building, Room #207 Note: We're back in 207!
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Boulder, CO 80309
Directions can be found here.
6:00-7:00: JSON at Work: Overview and 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?
- How do I leverage these APIs to improve my applications?
Attendees will learn how to leverage JSON in new ways to enhance their architecture and development efforts.
7:00-7:30: Pizza and Networking
We are grateful to TekSystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda!
7:30-9:00: RESTful Design at Work
You've been working with RESTful Web Services for a few years now, and you’re looking to improve your design. Maybe you're new to REST on your project. In any case, you have questions:
- How do I design a quality Service?
- Are there any guidelines and best practices for RESTful API design?
- How can I tell if a Web Service is truly RESTful?
- Where can I find well-designed RESTful APIs?
We will look at a single business problem to design 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 design.
Tom is the author of the upcoming JSON at Work for O’Reilly, and the JSON Refcard for DZone. Tom is also a speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) conferences.
An active participant in the local technical community, Tom founded the Denver Open Source User Group (DOSUG), has served as President of the Denver Java Users Group (DJUG), and speaks at local user groups.