Making Rails really RESTful with Restfulie

Fabio Akita (Prodigus Consulting)
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Mapping CRUD operations to friendly URLs is hardly the end of the story around Restful. We came a long way since Roy Fielding seminal dissertation on REST. Inspired by Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson upcoming book on REST, Hypermedia and HATEOAS (Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State), we came down to the “Restfulie” gem. The goal is to make it really easy to create rich, hypermedia aware resources. We can get our Rails applications and add a new layer of hypermedia to make them even more expressive and easy to communicate with. It is SOA without all the bloat, for pragmatic programmers. Restfulie was made possible thanks to Guilherme Silveira and Caue Guerra.

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Fabio Akita

Prodigus Consulting

Fabio Akita is a Ruby on Rails Activist in Brazil where he helped bootstrap the local Ruby community. He is more well known for his blog and he gives talks around the country. He is an Agile project manager and Rails developer. He worked for Locaweb where he created the Rails Summit Latin America conference. He also previously worked or Utah consultancy Surgeworks LLC on Rails projects.

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Jim Gay
06/11/2010 8:26am EDT

This effort is so underrated. Thank you!

Ray Rogers
06/09/2010 4:08pm EDT

Way cool talk

Diego Caliri
06/09/2010 1:55pm EDT

Excellent talk!

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