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Dealing with Performance Challenges - Optimized Data Formats

Posted by Sastry Malladi  on  May 10, 2012 3

Sastry Malladi discusses the performance implications of using various data formats and versioning across eBay, showing the results of certain benchmarks concluding that JSON is the best format.

Heresy & Heretical Open Source: A Heretic's Perspective

Posted by Douglas Crockford  on  Mar 11, 2011 4

Douglas Crockford presents a debate existing around XML and JSON, and the negative effect of the Intellectual Property laws on open source software.

SOA Threat Modeling: Attacking and Defending REST, XML and SOAP-based Services

Posted by Jason Macy  on  Jan 18, 2011 3

Jason Macy explains what are the security threats targeting SOA implementations, the basic requirements for security testing and SOA gateway, attack examples and countermeasures to protect against SQL Injection, DoS, XSD Mutation, and Identity type of attacks.

Thoughts on the Generic vs. Specific Tradeoff

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Nov 03, 2009 4

What is better, a generic solution or a specific one? Stefan Tilkov’s answer is “It depends.” He compares XML vs HTML, DSM-UML, Internal-External DSL, SOAP-REST, and others, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, showing that there is no certain answer to an architect’s quest to solve his problem, but there are some guidelines helping along the way.

AtomServer: The Power of Publishing for Data Distribution

Posted by Chris Berry & Bryon Jacob  on  Jun 04, 2009 1

In this session recorded at QCon SF 2008, Chris Berry & Bryon Jacob presented the Atom Syndication Format, the Atom Publishing Protocol, the Atom Categories, the Atom Stores, the AtomServer and how they can be used by giving a concrete example.

RESTful Enterprise Development

Posted by Ian Robinson  on  Apr 29, 2009 2

In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, ThoughtWorks' Ian Robinson explains how a RESTful HTTP approach can be applied in an Enterprise project. He makes use of many of the techniques that make HTTP a powerful protocol, including caching, hypermedia, and the use of standard formats such as Atom Syndication for event notification.

Google Data API (GData)

Posted by Frank Mantek  on  Apr 14, 2009 1

Frank Mantek discusses the Google Data API (GData) including decisions to use REST rather than SOAP technology, how the API is used, numerous examples of how GData has been used by clients, and future plans for evolving the API. A discussion of how GData facilitates Cloud Computing concludes the presentation.

Using REST to aid WS-* - building a RESTful SOA Registry

Posted by Paul Fremantle  on  Feb 22, 2009 1

In this presentation, WSO2 co-founder Paul Fremantle talks about the experience of creating an open source SOA registry solution for WS-* web services using RESTful HTTP and Atom/AtomPub and talks about the challenges that were faced. In addition, the talk addresses the use of a pure REST solution by a team with a strong focus on WS-* solutions.

Building your next service with the Atom Publishing Protocol

Posted by Dan Diephouse  on  Nov 25, 2008

In his presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, MuleSource architect Dan Diephouse explores ways to use the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) when building services in a RESTful way. He explains when to use and when to avoid using AtomPub, highlights its advantages, and shows where it doesn't provide a generic solution.

Rob Windsor on WCF with REST, JSON and RSS

Posted by Rob Windsor  on  Jul 18, 2008 4

WCF is not just for SOAP based services and can be used with popular protocols like RSS, REST and JSON. Rob Windsor covers URI templates, the importance of HTTP GET in the programmable web, how to expose service operations via HTTP GET, how to control the format of data exposed by service operations, and finally how to use the WebOperationContext to access the specifics of HTTP.

Conquering XML with LINQ in Visual Basic 9.0

Posted by Beth Massi  on  Apr 23, 2008 3

In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual barrier between the code that you write and the XML that you're trying to express. It will cover tips, tricks, and gotchas so that developers reach peak performance when programming against XML with LINQ in Visual Basic 9.0.

Real World Web Services

Posted by Scott Davis  on  Aug 29, 2007 5

In this presentation, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples. While the buzzword density leaves nothing to be desired, the presentation contains a very accessible introduction to the core Web services standards.

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