REST Web services
REST (representational state transfer) is an approach for getting content from a website by reading a designated webpage that contains an XML (Extensible Markup Language) file that describes and includes the desired content. A basic use case for it would be an online publisher making available syndicated content. Subscribers would need only to know the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for the page where the XML file was located, read it with a Web browser, interpret the content data, and reformat and use it appropriately. The fundamental difference between REST Web services and document-style Web services is how the service consumer knows what to expect out of the service. Web services have contracts, defined in WSDL. Since Web services focus on the service, rather than on the resource, the consumer has clear visibility into the behavior of the various operations of the service, whereas in RESTful resource-oriented perspective, we have visibility into the resources, but the behavior is implicit, since there is no contract that governs the behavior of each URI-identified resource. Find the latest information about Restful web services in this topic section.
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How Java rules improve Android apps: Taming big data with big reasoning
27 Jul 2013
News - Big data technologies are all the rage with enterprise architects and data focused professionals, but with big data isn't a panacea in itself. Big data solutions are only successful when they are accompanied by big reasoning as well.
Dell Boomi and other integration providers jump on API management
10 May 2013
News - After several API management firms were acquired elsewhere, Dell Boomi announces their own API management features, built internally.
The evolution of the API: A future beyond mobile and embedded systems
30 Nov 2012
News - According to Kin Lane, APIs are moving from social media to the enterprise. Will public APIs be the key to computing in the internet of things?
Reference & Learning:1 - 3 of 22
The future of AWS: From big data to content delivery networks
07 Sep 2013
Feature - Amazon, through their various web service and peripheral AWS technologies will continue to dominate the enterprise landscape. From big data to their CloudFront content delivery network (CDN), here is how Amazon will continue to dominate the enterprise...
Resource based approaches are changing service oriented architectures (SOA)
01 Sep 2013
Feature - There has always been a debate over the right approach to SOA in terms of taking a resource based approach or a service based approach to service oriented architectures.
Defensive design becomes a security requirement when SOA meets mobile
01 Sep 2013
Feature - The enterprise landscape has changed significantly since many enterprises have implemented their SOA based systems. One reality is that when SOA meets mobile, taking a defensive approach to security becomes a requirement.
Expert Technical Advice:1 - 3 of 7
Fulfilling non-functional requirements with patterns and best practices
07 Jun 2013
Tip - When applications are developed properly using patterns and best practices, non functional requirements tend to be an unintended benefit.
The three imperatives of service oriented software development and design
13 Apr 2013
Tip - When developing service oriented software, SOA architects need to keep in mind these three imperatives in order to develop SOA software effectively.
BEST: Simple web service alternatives to SOAP, XML and REST
07 Apr 2013
Tip - Sometimes architects over-complicate web services, but indeed, effective solutions can be created without SOA, REST and SOAP.