Meet up

Your Object Model Sucks & an Introduction to Resource Oriented Computing

Tuesday, 28th April in London

This meetup was organised by LJC: London Java Community in April 2015


Your Object Model Sucks & an Introduction to Resource Oriented Computing

ROC sprang from research done at Hewlett-Packard Labs over a decade ago. Peter led an effort to find out why so many large software projects fail, but some, like the World Wide Web, don’t. The end result was Resource Oriented Computing, which is built on resources, messages and spaces -- ROC was REST before REST was cool. This talk will explain what that means and how ROC makes it easy to built massively scalable, robust systems.

This talk should be of interest to anyone with an interest in programming, software design, software architecture or building robust systems. We will question some assumptions about Object Oriented Programming, look at why some software systems fail and some succeed, and talk about the under-appreciated resource and space metaphors.

The article Ron’s talk is based on can be found here and information about ROC and NetKernel can be found here.

Peter Rodgers

Peter Rodgers is the architect of NetKernel and the father of Resource Oriented Computing.

Ron Hitchens

Ron is Founder and Principal Consultant at OverStory LLP, a London-based consultancy specializing in system architecture, design and delivery services centered around REST, MarkLogic, Semantics and Resource Oriented principles. Ron is a Sun/Oracle Java Champion, A JavaOne Rockstar and author of several books including “Java NIO” (O’Reilly). OverStory works with companies in the UK and around the world. Contact Ron via or @ronhitchens

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