A few weeks ago, the TechNext group, which holds fortnightly talks on advanced tech topics in Pune had an event titled Indepth – RestFul Web Service, Cross Site Scripting and Web Security hacks. Vivek Shrinivasan and Meher Ranjan who attended the talk interviewed the speakers to get a quick overview of the talk.
The interview, where Loukik Purohit gives a basic overview of REST, has been put up on the PuneTech YouTube Channel:
You should see the video above, but if you don’t go to http://youtu.be/Y61lPZWF2uI.
Note: this is a very, very basic introduction to REST and should only be considered as an appetizer to get you interested in REST. There are major important aspects to REST that anyone who’s really interested in REST must understand, like server statelessness, hypermedia as the engine of state, which are not covered in this video.
Interested readers are encouraged to read Dhananjay Nene’s very long but excellent post “Why Rest”.