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Does REST Need Middleware?



Bill Burke shows how to use REST to create interfaces to middleware services – messaging, transactions, workflow, security – in order to have RESTful enterprise SOA implementations, and what are the limitations of REST.


Bill Burke is a Fellow at the JBoss division of Red Hat. A longtime JBoss contributor and architect, Bill has founded projects like JBoss clustering, EJB3, AOP and RESTEasy. He was JBoss's representative for EJB 3.0, Java EE 5, and JAX-RS JCP specifications. He is author of O'Reilly's "EJB 3.0 5th Edition" and "RESTFul Java with JAX-RS" and has numerous in-print and online articles.

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Oct 12, 2010

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  • Vid not working?

    by Mark Falto,

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    Seems to stop a couple min in :(

  • Re: Vid not working?

    by Diana Baciu,

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    Hello Mark,

    I just tested the video and it seems to be working fine. COuld you please try again? i may have been your internet connection ...

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  • Put instead of post?

    by Martin Greber,

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    In the post exactly once example (slide 33) wouldn't it be more appropriate for the client to issue a put instead of a post?

    PUT /destination/test/messages/111

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