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Using DNS for REST Web Service Discovery

Posted by Jan Algermissen on  May 03, 2010

Jan Algermissen explains the need for discovery of RESTful services, and explains how the existing Domain Name Service (DNS) standard can be used as a widely-deployed and scalable solution. 18

REST and SOAP: When Should I Use Each (or Both)?

Posted by Mike Rozlog on  Apr 01, 2010

SOAP and REST both work, and both have pros and cons around interfacing to web services. But, it is up to the web developer to make the decision of which approach may be best for each particular case. 24

Resource-Oriented Architecture: Resource Metadata

Posted by Brian Sletten on  Jan 22, 2010

Brian Sletten discusses the benefits of REST, what a resource is, associating metadata with a resource, the pitfalls of common models of resource metadata, SPARQL, RDF, RDF triples, and querying RDF. 6

Book Excerpt and Interview: Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Dec 21, 2009

Boris Lublinsky interviews Marc Fiammante as part of a review of Marc' new book, Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility.

Decoupling REST URLs from Code using NetKernel Grammars

Posted by Randolph Kahle on  Dec 15, 2009

Randolph Kahle explores the challenge of combining the potentially fluid world of URLs with the more static world of deployed code using NetKernel grammars for inbound and outbound URL binding. 2

Resource-Oriented Architecture: The Rest of REST

Posted by Brian Sletten on  Dec 03, 2009

Brian Sletten discusses REST architecture, SOAP and WS-*, Semantic Web, URLs as IDs, URIs and URNs, freedom of form, logically-connected late-binding systems, HATEOAS, and the impact of Semantic Web. 19

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

Orchestrating RESTful Services With Mule ESB And Groovy

Posted by David Dossot on  Aug 25, 2009

David Dossot, co-author of Mule in Action, examines the power of Mule RESTpack and Groovy in orchestrating RESTful services in the Mule messaging platform. 5

RESTful HTTP in practice

Posted by Gregor Roth on  Aug 18, 2009

Gregor Roth RESTful HTTP architecture and design, common URI naming, Uniform interface interactions, when to use PUT or POST, how to support non-CRUD operations, and more. 12

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