REST: From Research to Practice

pp 279-299


A Framework for Rapid Development of REST Web Services for Integrating Information Systems

  • Lars HaggeAffiliated withDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Email author 
  • , Daniel SzepielakAffiliated withDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
  • , Przemyslaw TumidajewiczAffiliated withDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

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Integrating information systems and legacy applications is a frequently occurring activity in enterprise environments. Service Oriented Architecture and Web services are currently considered the best practice for addressing the integration issue. This chapter introduces a framework for rapid development of REST-based Web services with a high degree of code reuse, which enables non-invasive, resource centric integration of information systems. It focuses on the general framework design principles and the role of REST, aiming to remain independent of particular implementation technologies. The chapter illustrates the framework’s capabilities and describes experience gained in its application by examples from real-world information system integration cases.