Presentation: "Does REST need middleware?"
Time: Friday 15:30 - 16:30
Location: Henry Moore Room
In SOA applications, complex integration problems have traditionally been solved by using middleware services like transactions, workflow, BPM, and messaging. Do RESTful applications need these traditional services? If so, is there anything missing in REST to solve these particular problems? In this presentation, Bill Burke will discuss how both REST and middleware need each other. He'll describe various possible interfaces to RESTful middleware services like transactions, workflow, and message. He'll show how REST improves how these services are consumed and implemented by both vendors and application developers
Keywords: REST, SOA, Middleware, StandardizationTarget Audience: Distributed systems developers, Web service developers