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It's been 10 years since Roy Fielding first defined REST in his dissertation on Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. Since then, REST is often held as the standard for usable, well-designed, easy-to-integrate APIs.

At the Cloudstock hackathon December 6th, 2010, Brian Mulloy presented "Teach a Dog to REST," asking the question: where are all the elegant REST APIs we'd all hoped to see? While many claim REST has arrived, many APIs in the wild exhibit arbitrary, productivity-killing deviations from true REST.

In this presentation, Brian starts with a typical poorly-designed API and iterates it into a well-behaved RESTful API. Check out the presentation for rules and advice on how to do REST right, including handling complex variations, pagination and API versioning.

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