Mario Cardinal

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" – Marcel Proust

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Speaking at the Ottawa IT Community

For those of you living in the Ottawa area, Thursday night (April 10th), I will make a presentation at the Ottawa IT Community.  This event is free and takes place at the Ottawa Microsoft Office. I am speaking at 17h45.

I will do a talk about “Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API”.  In addition to explaining HTTP and web API fundamentals, I will demonstrate how to to design a pragmatic RESTful API.

Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API

This presentation teach how to design a real-world yet beautiful RESTful API. It draws from the experience Mario Cardinal have gained being involved in the design of the RESTful API for a task board. This presentation begins with a brief overview of what is a REST and continue with the design process. We conclude with a review of the best practices when designing RESTful API. Armed with skills acquired, you can expect to see significant improvements in your ability to design a pragmatic RESTful API.

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MVP Renewal Day!

I’m an April 1st recipient of the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award, which means that while dealing with email and avoiding April Fools, I’m usually surprised to find my MVP renewal amongst the other messages coming in. This year is no exception.

For ten consecutive years, I received the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft. MVP status is awarded to credible technology experts who are among the very best community members willing to share their experience to helping others realize their potential.

According to the MVP blog, there are 966 of us awarded today. I’m happy to be included once again!