Web Design & Development Article
Of all the development eras I've witnessed in my 30+ years building apps and features, the RESTful API design pattern is my favorite. Prior to the RESTful approach, I always felt like something was missing when developing web applications. My concerns were put to rest when I attended the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit in 2008. Most notably, a session called "SOAP v REST" was not only informative and funny, but it opened my eyes. I walked away with a desire to understand more about RESTful APIs and soon started experimenting with this new design pattern during my personal time.