How to Become a RESTafarian WOArrior

Aaron Fulkerson (MindTouch, Inc. )
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The web has evolved into the preeminent application platform. The design principles and technologies that have served the Internet well in terms of cost, scale and ease of development are just beginning to be applied to the enterprise. This comprehensive session explains the characteristics and benefits of Web Oriented Architecture (WOA), provides strategies and includes enterprise success stories. This is a high level technical talk that will cover some technology basics before touching on (high level) architectural design strategies for both IT and Developers and then delve into some real world enterprise success stories.

Attendees will learn that WOA is the application of RESTful design principles to existing web technologies and standards. By utilizing existing standards, WOA applications increase the ease and diminish the cost of extensibility, integration and scale without sacrificing enterprise requirements of security and governance. Attendees will learn how WOA enables open (but secure) APIs, cloud computing, rapid application development, rapid customization, data freedom, mashups and, yes, still manages to deliver significant and measurable value to the enterprise. SOA technologies and design principles are known for being heavy and expensive. RESTafarian WOArriors are delivering on what SOA promised to us years ago – high ROI and dramatically lower total cost of ownernship.

Learning Objectives:

  • High level: What is WOA? How is it different from SOA and Object Oriented Programming?
  • How does WOA benefit business?
  • WOA implementation strategies and methodologies.
  • WOA enterprise case studies.
  • How to be a RESTafarian WOArrior and why achieving this matters.
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Aaron Fulkerson

MindTouch, Inc.

As co-founder and CEO of MindTouch, Aaron has grown a small open source project into one of the World’s most popular and positioned it as #1 in open source collaboration with tens of millions of users globally and an impressive customer list of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and mid-market companies. Prior to co-founding MindTouch, Aaron was a member of Microsoft’s Advanced Strategies and Policies division and worked on distributed systems research. Previously he owned and operated a successful software and Information Technology consulting firm, Gurion Digital LLP. He has held senior positions at software startups, has helped to launch several non-profits and businesses outside the software industry.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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