Thursday, October 20, 2005

How ReSTful are you?

I've joined the REST discussion group on yahoo groups. And a very knowlegeable and friendly bunch they are too.

After following the group discussions I'm beginning to realise that their is a bit more to this REST stuff then I first thought.

For example, one would assume that Hessian Webservices is pretty ReSTful (obeys the REST constraints). After all what could be wrong with:


Where 'myServiceInterface' is a remote web service and 'doSomething' is the method on the remote interface you wish to invoke.

Well the uniform 'HTTP' connector has its own generic commands: GET, PUT, DELETE, POST etc. So what happens when your client sends:


Using a GET?

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