I attended WS-REST 2010 today, the First International Workshop on RESTful Design. It was a one day affair, co-located with WWW2010, in Raleigh, North Carolina. I haven’t been to an academic conference in decades, pretty much since I left academia, and it was an interesting experience. It was somewhat different in tone and focus than the kinds of conferences I usually attend, giving me a different perspective on the material. It was quite worthwhile.
Craig Fitzgerald and I actually wrote a short paper that the workshop accepted. I presented it today, on Replacing Legacy Web Services with RESTful Services. My presentation slides are posted at the conference program page. The paper itself will be available at the ACM Digital Library, though I can’t find it there yet. There will be a charge to download it for non-ACM members; since ACM owns the copyright, I can’t post it myself. However, as I read the copyright terms, it seems that I can provide copies on request. If you’d like one, post a comment here or e-mail me at restpaper@(this web page’s domain), and after I check with our firm’s legal department to make sure it’s okay, I’ll send you a copy.