Learning HTTP

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

HTTP is the fabric of the web and the growing API economy. Whether you're building a backend or a frontend application, creating an API, or consuming an API, it’s helpful to understand the basics of HTTP. Topics covered will include HTTP methods, request headers, request URIs, response status codes, response headers, resource representations, authentication, content negotiation, and caching.

Description

HTTP is the fabric of the web and the growing API economy. Whether you’re building a backend or a frontend application, creating an API, or consuming an API, it’s helpful to understand the basics of HTTP. Topics covered will include HTTP methods, request headers, request URIs, response status codes, response headers, resource representations, authentication, content negotiation, and caching.

Interactive examples will be provided using an HTTP REPL (read–eval–print loop) as the client and CouchDB or IBM Cloudant as the server. Attendees may follow along with these examples during or after the presentation.

Tags

http, APIs, CouchDB

Speaking experience

I have spoken at numerous conferences including the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference, Fluent, ConFoo, CodeMash, Node.js Interactive, That Conference, NoSQL Now!, php[tek], ZendCon, OSCON, the jQuery Conference, and SXSW Interactive. I presented a variation of this talk at ConFoo.

Slides from Learning HTTP at ConFoo:
https://speakerdeck.com/bradleyholt/learning-http-at-confoo

Speaker

  • Bradley holt 2400x3000

    Bradley Holt

    IBM Cloud Data Services

    Biography

    Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He is the author of several publications including Scaling CouchDB and Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB (both published by O’Reilly Media). He has spoken at numerous conferences including the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, Fluent, ConFoo, CodeMash, Node.js Interactive, That Conference, NoSQL Now!, php[tek], ZendCon, OSCON, the jQuery Conference, and SXSW Interactive. Bradley writes and speaks about topics such as CouchDB, PouchDB, offline-first applications, PHP, Node.js, and Domain-Driven Design.

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