On Actors and the REST
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- Kuuskeri J., Turto T. (2010) On Actors and the REST. In: Benatallah B., Casati F., Kappel G., Rossi G. (eds) Web Engineering. ICWE 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6189. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The prevalence of RESTful services requires that we pay closer attention to how the principles that underlay REST are realized in actual services being implemented. This is especially crucial as REST is being applied to problem domains that require complex operations such as transactions. In this paper we investigate the relationship between RESTful web services and the actor model of computation. We suggest that by formulating RESTful services as a network of actors we can achieve deeper understanding what it means for a service to be RESTful.