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.
Video: What matters most in micro-services, REST and NoSQL?
23 Oct 2014
News - Jeff Genender discusses REST, NoSQL and how micro-services are changing how people are doing development in this video from JavaOne 2014.
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?
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 & OCAJP: Java 7 training requirement for the Oracle Certified Professional Programmer dropped
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?
OCAJP and OCPJP Changes for Java 7: New Objectives, a Format Change and a Price Hike
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.