Ryan Daigle spoke at the Central Virginia Ruby Enthusiasts Group March meeting on REST & ActiveResource. It was a great presentation that made many of the core concepts of REST far more concrete than they were before. You can download a PDF of the presentation here. Also, check out ContactsAPI, which is a project Ryan started to demonstrate the ways ActiveResource can be used to achieve RESTful Rails models.
Bookmarker project done in time for the April meeting so I can give a short announcement / demo so that people can start banging on it. There's even talk of a training course and documentation materials for it. All I can say at this moment is that I'm trying to keep my eyes on the prize.
Also, plan on attending May's meeting, where CVREG will be partnering with the Richmond Java Users Group to host a presentation by Stu Halloway on the subject of his new book, Rails for Java Developers.Read this article