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Roy T. Fielding

 

Brief Description: Primary architect of HTTP 1.1 and a founder of the Apache Web server

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o-founder the Apache HTTP Server Project, co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, all around perl guru, and MOMspider author, Roy T. Fielding has a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine, and has been actively involved in the World Wide Web project since 1993.

He was the primary architect of the current Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1), co-author of the Internet standards for HTTP and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI), and a founder of several open-source software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server Project that produces the software for over 64% of public Internet web sites.

In 1999, MIT Technology Review named him as one of the top 100 "young innovators of the year."

His Ph.D. dissertation, Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, defines the REST architectural style as a model for the design principles behind the modern Web architecture.

From 1999-2002 he was Chief Scientist, eBuilt, Irvine, California. Presently he is Chief Scientist, Day Software, Irvine, California.

In 1998 he wrote:

"Life is a distributed object system. However, communication among humans is a distributed hypermedia system, where the mind's intellect, voice+gestures, eyes+ears, and imagination are all components."

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Agility Pays 12/09/04 03:34:19 AM EST

There are bound to be glaring omissions in any list. It would have been good to see a few more names from the 17 developers who met in Feb 2001 to discuss problems in software development and who devised the so-called "Agile Manifesto." I see that Martin Fowler is here but what about Kent Beck, Alistair Cockburn, Ron Jeffries, Robert "Uncle bob" Martin, and Dave Thomas - people who have all made substantial contributions to software development?

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