When JAX-RS 1.0 was first unveiled back in 2008 it became one of the first POJO/Annoation based frameworks for creating robust web-based applications. Now five years later Java EE 7 has been released and it includes the latest JAX-RS incarnation, version 2.0. InfoQ takes a look at the new features.
Most applications these days require user management, authentication, and authorization from the beginning and even a minor mistake can be disastrous. To help developers focus more on what the application actually does, Stormpath is offering turnkey user management and authentication services. Using these services, applications can authenticate users via a single API call.
In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.
Apache Stratos has entered incubation with contributors from Cisco, NASA, Citrix and Engine Yard, among others. WSO2 still keeps their open source middleware under their control.
Final version of the RESTful Web Services Framework Jersey 2.0 was recently released. New features includes a Client API, Hypermedia support, Filters and interceptors, and support for asynchronous Clients and Services. Jersey 2.0 is a reference implementation of the JAX-RS 2.0 API Specification, (JSR 339), released late May.
WSO2 has announced today Stratos 2.0, introducing a number of new features, the most important being: support for deploying runtimes written in any language through the use of cartridges, and the possibility to run their PaaS on multiple infrastructures via JClouds.
Microsoft recently announced general availability of AMQP support for Windows Azure Service Bus. The feature has been in preview for about six months now and allows interoperability between applications built on various technologies and different operating systems.
The latest WSO2 API Manager adds native multi-tenancy, automatic generation of API documentation, and SAML-based SSO, running both on servers or in the cloud.
The fourth version of OData, the Microsoft-backed standard for querying data using REST conventions, has been accepted by the OASIS committee. The public review period will run thru June 2 and Microsoft expects OASIS to adopt the standard later this year.
Building Windows Store apps using Prism can be a rather tedious and error prone endeavor. When using it correctly, practically all models and views have to have their base classes replaced with Prism alternatives. To make things easier on developers, David Britch has released a set of project and class templates for Prism and Prism with Unity.
A recent posting on a REST Architects list has prompted Ganesh Prasad to outline some problems that he sees with REST (over HTTP) in terms of more dynamic peer-to-peer environments and how they could be addressed. He suggests some lessons could be learned from Web Services and mentions an Internet Draft specification which he has been working on.
The Spring Framework is currently in progress of adding HATEOAS, Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State, support to REST web services. Primary focus for the library is to provide an API for simplifying the creation of hypermedia links and assembling of REST resource representations.
MuleSoft recently announced their Anypoint Platform supporting the development, deployment and integration of cloud and on-premise services. InfoQ caught up with MuleSoft CTO Ross Mason during his global Mule Summit tour to talk about the new platform. Ross founded the open-source Mule project.
In a recent discussion on the Service Oriented Architecture mailing list there has been some debate about the meaning of the term idempotent as applied to REST. For instance, does it matter if an operation only appears to be idempotent to users when in fact it does change some state, such as updating a logger?
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