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  • Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

    by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012 2

    Since it began life a little over three years ago, the Scalatra web micro-framework has evolved into a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community behind it. Scalatra started out as a port of Ruby's Sinatra to the Scala language. Since then the two systems have evolved independently, with Scalatra gaining capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support.

  • Introducing: Restful Objects

    by Dan Haywood, Richard Pawson on  Jul 19, 2012 40

    Restful Objects is a public specification of a hypermedia API for domain object models. Version 1.0.0 of the specification has just been released and there are already two open source frameworks that implement the specification - one for the Java platform and one for .NET.

  • Interview and Book Excerpt: Service Design Patterns

    by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jan 20, 2012

    "Service Design Patterns" catalogs design patterns that cover the entire lifecycle of web services. This book is the latest addition to the Martin Fowler signature series which also contains a section on consumer driven contracts contributed by Ian Robinson. InfoQ talked to Rob Daigneau, the author of the book, regarding various topics related to the core idea behind "Service Design Patterns".

How REST replaced SOAP on the Web: What it means to you

Posted by Ross Mason on  Oct 20, 2011

The number of REST APIs has grown dramatically over the last 5 years. This article details how Mule iON provides a consistent way to expose APIs, which is often a challenge amongst developers. 16

Is REST the future for SOA?

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 11, 2011

In this article Boris Lublinsky discusses architectural difference between SOA and REST and asses REST as a mechanism for SOA implementation. 60

Interview With Ross Mason On The Release Of Mule 3

Posted by Dilip Krishnan on  Nov 16, 2010

Mulesoft recently released Mule 3, their next generation ESB platform. InfoQ caught up with Ross Mason to learn more about the product release and learn about the new features in the product offering.

SOA Master Data Management in .NET 4.0

Posted by Sebastien Jehan on  Jul 06, 2010

.NET 4 introduces several tools which help build an application-independent SOA data repository. This article explores those tools and how they help make SOA data services flexible and unintrusive. 2

Flexible and User-configurable Charts with Flash Builder Backed by a Java-based RESTful API

Posted by Daniel Morgan on  Jul 01, 2010

Daniel Morgan shows how to build a portal-style application with user-configurable charts assembled using Adobe Flash Builder 4 connecting to a Java RESTful API for their data.

Nobody Needs Reliable Messaging

Posted by Marc de Graauw on  Jun 18, 2010

Are transport-level reliability mechanisms like WS-ReliableMessaging really needed? Marc de Graauw asserts that business-specific logic for in-order and exactly-once processing do the job much better. 32

Resource-Oriented Architecture: Information, Not Containers

Posted by Brian Sletten on  May 03, 2010

New technologies are emerging to make it easier to encode extractable content on the Web. This article focuses on how producers can increase the machine-processability of the documents they produce.

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

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