Delivered 2012-09-15 @ RESTFest 2012 in Greenville, SC

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Prepared Talk







REST-like Wisdom from Celebrity Internet Memes

An entertaining tour of several wise epigrams and admonishments on REST, Hypermedia, and Web APIs delivered via celebrity Internet memes such as Inigo Montoya, Yoda, "The Most Interesting Man in the World", Boromir, Fry, and others. Although humorous, each character has something serious to tell us about the nature and challenges of services on the Web.

Speaker: Mike Amundsen

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications.