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In-Process REST at the BBC

  • Marcel WeiherEmail author
  • Craig Dowie

Abstract

Although REST is usually defined as an architectural style for distributed applications, we show how REST principles were adapted to in-process use for a feed processing application generating significant parts of the BBC Sport website and Ceefax (Videotext) output. The simplicity of the resulting system led to significant improvements in reliability, performance, capability and maintainability over the predecessor system, despite the fact that the external (legacy) interfaces were not RESTful. We believe this example shows that REST-like interfaces do not have be constrained to exist exclusively at process boundaries, and conversely that process-internal APIs can benefit from making them more REST-like.

Keywords

Enterprise Architecture Domain Object Language Support Wireless Application Protocol Heap Size 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Metaobject Ltd.LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.BetfairLondonUnited Kingdom

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