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  • IAP: Fast, Versatile Alternative to HTTP

    by Jakob Jenkov on  Feb 02, 2016

    Jakob Jenkov's organization has analyzed the modern application stack, including high level architectures, concrete technologies like databases, query languages, messaging, distributed computing models, & network protocols, and constructed the next gen alternative to HTTP. IAP is the resulting emerging standard protocol, and ION the high speed alternative to JSON and Protocol Buffers.

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval

    by Aaron Kendall on  Apr 13, 2015

    Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

  • Using DNS for REST Web Service Discovery

    by Jan Algermissen on  May 03, 2010 18

    Service Discovery is an essential aspect of service orientated architecture because it avoids early binding of clients to particular service instances. In this article, 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.

Schema for Web Services – Part I: Basic Datatypes

Posted by Dennis Sosnoski on  Jan 15, 2009

In part 1 of a series of articles Dennis Sosnoski that look at the mismatch between XML Schema and web service data bindings looks at simple data types and the problems they create. 1

Contract Versioning, Compatibility and Composability

Posted by Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 09, 2008

Kjell-Sverre and Jean-Jacques revisit the concept of compatible contract based on XML, XML Schema and WSDL extensibility to foster service reuse and complement Governance. 29

Structured Event Streaming with Smooks

Posted by Tom Fennelly on  Nov 26, 2008

Smooks is best known for its transformation capabilities, but in this article Tom Fennelly describes how you can also use it for structured event streaming. 17

Flex for XML and JSON

Posted by Jack Herrington on  Oct 12, 2008

Platforms need interoperability. In this article Flex interoperability with JSON and XML is explored including direct mapping to chart and grid components. 2

AtomServer – The Power of Publishing for Data Distribution – Part Two

Posted by Chris Berry Bryon Jacob on  Sep 26, 2008

In this article, Bryon Jacob and Chris Berry continue their description of AtomServer, their implementation of a full-fledged Atom Store based on Apache Abdera.

Service-Oriented Development with Consumer-Driven Contracts

Posted by Ian Robinson on  Jul 27, 2008

In this article, Ian Robinson discusses how consumer-driven contracts (stories for services and unit tests exchanged between service development streams) can strengthen the SOA development lifecycle. 2

Rationalizing the Presentation Tier

Posted by Ganesh Prasad Peter Svensson on  Jul 04, 2008

Thin client paradigm characterized by web applications is a kludge that needs to be repudiated. Old compromises are no longer needed and it's time to move the presentation tier to where it belongs. 24

AtomServer – The Power of Publishing for Data Distribution

Posted by Bryon Jacob Chris Berry on  Jul 02, 2008

In this article, Bryon Jacob and Chris Berry introduce AtomServer, their implementation of a full-fledged Atom Store based on Apache Abdera, which is now available as open source. 8

Improving Performance of Healthcare Systems with Service Oriented Architecture

Posted by Girish Juneja Blake Dournaee Joe Natoli Steve Birkel on  Mar 07, 2008

This article, based on a chapter from the book "Service Oriented Architecture Demystified", discusses the benefits of applying SOA to heterogenous environments in the healthcare domain. 1