Hydras and Hypermedia at London Geek Night

January 28th, 2010  |  Published in Events, REST by Ian Robinson  |  5 Comments

On February 11th I’ll be presenting Hydras and Hypermedia at London Geek Night.

Do you know what your enterprise apps get up to in their time off? Fighting fantasy, pick-your-path, hypermedia-driven, RESTful Web application adventures – of course.

In this speculative dungeon delve I’ll show how we can use hypermedia-driven Web applications to model rich workflows. We’ll tackle the many-headed Hydra of HATEOAS, the “Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State” monster; level up through the Web services maturity heuristic; and meet the dwarves with grudges. On the way, we’ll learn how to model business processes as domain application protocols, implement them in terms of resource lifecycles, and advertise them using HTTP idioms, media types and link relation values.

London Geek Night
Hydras and Hypermedia
11th February
7 pm10 pm
ThoughtWorks UK Office

Berkshire House
168-173 High Holborn

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  1. This Week in REST – Volume 1 (Jan 25 2010 – Jan 31 2010) « This week in REST says:

    February 1st, 2010 at 10:03 am (#)

    […] Hydras and Hypermedia at London Geek Night Ian Robinson announces that he will be presenting his Hydras and Hypermedia presentation on February 11th at London Geek Night. […]

  2. Jon Moore says:

    February 1st, 2010 at 3:04 pm (#)

    This sure looks like fun. Unfortunately, there’s this pesky Atlantic Ocean between us. Any chance your presentation will be recorded or slides made available?

  3. iansrobinson says:

    February 1st, 2010 at 3:27 pm (#)

    Hi Jon

    I’ll make the slides available after the talk. With a bit of luck we will also be recording it: I’ll post the details as soon as the video becomes available.

    Kind regards


  4. Pat says:

    February 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 am (#)

    Hi Ian,

    You may want to update the second date mentioned. There’s both Feb 11 and 7th Feb mentioned above.

  5. iansrobinson says:

    February 2nd, 2010 at 10:46 am (#)

    Thanks Pat. All fixed: it’s the 11th.