[FRPythoneers] January 20, 2003 - FRPythoneers Meeting

Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Tue Jan 14 17:11:50 MST 2003


January 20, 2003, 7:00PM at Level 3 Communications in Broomfield, CO.

Matt Gushee will present "Building REST-based Web Services with
Python."

One of the most-hyped technological developments in recent memory, Web
services is supposed to revolutionize the way business is done on the
Web, if not the very nature of business itself. But early results
suggest that the mainstream conception of Web services, which centers
on the use of SOAP and WSDL, is very costly to implement and has
continuing issues with interoperability, scalability, and security.

Fortunately, there is an alternative. REST, introduced by Roy Fielding
in his dissertation, is a formal descriptive model of how the Web
works. A growing movement in the developer community proposes that
most Web services can be based on the REST architecture; the guiding
philosophy of this movement might be expressed as "less is more,"
since the REST model involves making the best use of what already
works on the web rather than adding new protocols and technologies.

In this presentation we will examine the basic concepts of REST, and
their advantages and disadvantages for implementing Web Services. We
will then examine an example Web Service using Quixote, a Python-based
web application framework.
 

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