Grokking HTTP

This month, Ben Ramsey presents his talk “Grokking HTTP.” This talk will be a little different in that it will have an open discussion component, so bring your questions about all things HTTP.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the protocol of the Web. From static HTML pages to massive web services, everything we do as web developers has some relationship to this protocol. To effectively create services that use the Web, we need a deep understanding of HTTP. This talk goes beyond a surface understanding of GET and 200 OK to explore how an intimate knowledge of HTTP can lead to more efficient applications utilizing the Web in a RESTful way.