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 REST's 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.
API management gains ground in integration
10 May 2013
News - After several API management firms were acquired elsewhere, Dell Boomi announces their own API management features, built internally.
The API evolves 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?
API evangelist Kin Lane is still spreading the word
29 Nov 2012
News - API evangelist Kin Lane spreads the word about APIs, shedding light on the pitfalls and challenges of opening a public API, as well as the benefits.
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
The Java 7 OCPJP & OCAJP Cert to cost more than SCJP
16 Dec 2011
News - The OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) Java 7 certification (OCAJP and OCPJP), which replaced the SCJP certification, will now require you to pass two exams, each of which will cost $300 to take, pushing the cost of the designation to $600.
jqGrid, REST, AJAX and Spring MVC integration
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 18 Jul 2011
News - More than two years back I wrote an article on how two implement elegant CRUD in Struts2. Today I have taken a much more lightweight and modern approach with a set of popular and well established frameworks and libraries. We will use Spring MVC on the...
restSQL 0.6 release adds PostgreSQL interoperability
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 18 Jul 2011
News - Version 0.6 of restSQL, an open-source persistence framework, was released on July 15. The release extends database interoperability from MySQL to PostgreSQL. It also includes extension mechanisms to easily develop support for other database engines. The...
James Gosling riffs at TSSJS keynote
16 Mar 2011
News - James Gosling, the father of Java, touched on several topics at TheServerSide Java Symposium keynote on Wednesday. Here's a breakdown.
Sculptor 2.0 is out
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 14 Mar 2011
News - The new REST support in Sculptor makes it very easy to expose restful services by using conventions and easy delegation to Services to reduce boilerplate coding. Spring MVC is the underlaying REST framework.
Announcing Bowler - A RESTful Scala Web Framework
TheServerSide Newsfeed | 18 Jan 2011
News - Bowler is a new RESTful Scala based web framework built on top of Scalate and Scalatra aiming to bring ease of development for multi-channel webapps applications (web, mobile web, REST API's).