SOA with REST: Principles, Patterns & Constraints for Building Enterprise Solutions with REST

About this Book

The World Wide Web is based on the most successful technology architecture in the history of IT. It has changed how we view, access, and exchange information and, with the formalization of REST constraints, it has also provided us with compelling ways to build and improve automation solutions.

How you wield the power that comes with the inherent flexibility and simplicity of REST is up to you. REST provides a great deal of guidance to ensure that an architecture and its automation logic are technically sound, but the responsibility of ensuring that what you build actually provides value to the business is yours.

Service-orientation has established a proven method for realizing a specific target state that has proven strategic value to many organizations. Achieving this target state requires that we apply service-orientation to a suitable distributed computing medium. This book demonstrates that REST is not only a suitable medium for building truly service-oriented solutions, but also that the service-oriented architectural model is a suitable (and often necessary) foundation for REST technology architectures to realize their full business potential.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Case Study Background

Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Introduction to Services
Chapter 4: SOA Terminology and Concepts
Chapter 5: REST Design Constraints and Goals

Part II: RESTful Service-Orientation
Chapter 6: Service Contracts with REST
Chapter 7: Service-Orientation and REST
Part III: Service-Oriented Analysis and Design with REST
Chapter 8: Mainstream SOA Methodology
Chapter 9: Analysis and Service Modeling with REST
Chapter 10: Service-Oriented Design with REST

Part IV: Service Composition with REST
Chapter 11: Fundamental Service Composition with REST
Chapter 12: Advanced Service Composition with REST
Chapter 13: Service Composition with REST Case Study

Part V: Supplemental
Chapter 14: Design Patterns for SOA with REST
Chapter 15: Service Versioning with REST
Chapter 16: Uniform Contract Profiles

Part VI: Appendices
Appendix A: Case Study Conclusion
Appendix B: Industry Standards Supporting the Web
Appendix C: REST Constraints Reference
Appendix D: Service-Orientation Principles Reference
Appendix E: SOA Design Patterns Reference
Appendix F: State Concepts and Types
Appendix G: The Annotated SOA Manifesto
Appendix H: Additional Resources