From Requirements to a RESTful Web Service: Engineering Content Oriented Web Services with REST

  • Petri SelonenEmail author


This chapter presents an approach for proceeding from a set of requirements to an implemented RESTful Web service for content oriented systems. The requirements are captured into a simple domain model and then refined into a resource model. The resource model re-organizes the domain concepts into addressable entities: resources and interconnecting links, hypermedia representations, URIs and default HTTP operations and status codes. The approach has emerged from the experiences gained during developing RESTful Web services at Nokia Research Center.


Domain Model Service Description Resource Model Resource Representation RESTful Service 
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The author would like to thank Markku Laitkorpi, Petros Belimpasakis, Arto Nikupaavola, Yu You and Vlad Stirbu, the former NRC Service Software Platform team and NRC Mixed Reality Solutions program for their valuable contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nokia Research CenterTampereFinland

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