On Actors and the REST

  • Janne Kuuskeri
  • Tuomas Turto
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13911-6_10

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6189)
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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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janne Kuuskeri
    • 1
  • Tuomas Turto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software SystemsTampere University of Technology, PL 553TampereFinland

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