Check Brad's RailsConf talk about Realtime Web Applications With Streaming REST is a great overview of this trend, and how we do it in realtime. We also maintain an array of open source projects on Github. Our engineers care about OO design, so water-cooler talk may involve Service Objects or HATEOAS APIs.
Are we a match?
Maybe if this laundry list resonates with how you approach your projects:
If this all makes sense to you, hurry up and apply so that you can be the person that designs an entire API for Poll Ev!