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Devoxx '08 Talk

Stefan Tilkov,

I've put up my slides on REST patterns and antipatterns (warning: 12 MB PDF) from this year's Devoxx conference, which I actually liked a lot.

On December 11, 2008 10:13 AM, said:

I know I ask this every time I see one of these posts but do you know if this will be posted online at some point?

On December 11, 2008 12:11 PM, Stefan Tilkov Author Profile Page said:

Hi Colin, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be up as videos and slides on pretty soon.

On December 11, 2008 2:01 PM, anonymous said:


  1. Nice presentation

  2. All such presentations , imho, reduce the importance of REST as an interface model and make people think of implementing everything in REST as a filesystem like thing , which leads to

Although you haven’t been THAT guilty (your slide on HATEOAS , don’t concentrate on URI design etc. is a good beginning), I think a lot more needs to be done.

On December 11, 2008 2:33 PM, Stefan Tilkov Author Profile Page said:

@anonymous: You are right. I did spend some time on the topic, but I agree there’s a high risk people mistake REST for crud and ignore this aspect.

On December 13, 2008 4:16 PM, Wim Bervoets said:

Thanks for the slides. I couldn’t be present at your talk, but will start reading your REST do’s and don’ts now :)

On December 14, 2008 11:02 PM, Tanguy said:


Thanks for the slides. And BTW congratulations for your presentation, this was clear & efficient, exactly what I do not get when I ask “what is exactly REST ?”


On January 17, 2009 7:51 PM, Miluch said:

Colin I do believe but Stafan presenatation will be available at Parleys but from my onw experience you must be very very patient. Just a few presentations from Spring One 08 are now available but we were all assured that all of them will be avaiable in 2 months after conference…