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- December 26, 2006

Here is the first release candidate for version 1.0. It is considered to be feature complete, without any known bug pending and with a stabilized API. Those who had little time to test or upgrade to recent betas are strongly urged to test this RC1. During the next few weeks, we will mainly work on […]

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Categories: Restlet Framework
- December 24, 2006

Recently, an article from Lindsay Clark came to my attention. It is interesting in the sense that it provides original feed-back on usage of Restlet by NeoWorks, a consulting company based in London, to develop a new version of the Science Photo Library. Bola Rotibi, a senior analyst at Ovum, also explains the positionning of […]

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Categories: News
- December 20, 2006

I’d like to announce a new search engine dedicated to REST: http://search.restlet.org It is based on Google’s Co-op platform and contains a selection of Web sites primarily focused on REST. If you think that a great resource is missing from the list, please send me your suggestions. Here is the predefined list of Web sites […]

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Categories: REST
- November 15, 2006

Frank Sommers, editor of the Artima Developer online community, contacted me about the latest release of the Restlet project. As a result, he published yesterday a great article covering the following aspects: Introduction and history Overall design (API and Engine separation) Comparison with Servlet technology New features introduced in version 1.0 beta 20

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Categories: News
- November 15, 2006

Content negotiation (or conneg) is a powerful but vastly underused feature of HTTP. In the past, its usage was difficult due to the limitations of browsers and the lack of flexible support from server frameworks. Back in 2003, Joe Gregorio concluded that this feature was creating too many problems to be considered for Web Services. […]

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Categories: Restlet Framework
- October 12, 2006

InfoQ has done a great interview from Tim Bray (director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, co-inventor of XML). He has a pleasing, enthusiastic and frank tone, which we tend to miss in the Java community. There is also a transcript available. Highly recommended.

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- September 12, 2006

Update 1: Shashank Tiwari, blogging for O’Reilly ONJava, has written a very nice summary of the Restlet project, explaining that an object-oriented API such as the Servlet API may not be the best paradigm to deal with the Web. The Restlet API provides a resource-oriented alternative based on the REST style which the natural style […]

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Categories: News
- July 20, 2006

In a previous post, I tried to answer to this question: “Will Java EE 5 bring REST to Java”. On one hand I felt happy with the adoption of some REST concepts within Java EE 5 and its first coverage at a JavaOne conference. On the other hand, the current attempt to retrofit REST into […]

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- July 06, 2006

I’ve been wondering for years about the reasons of Java’s failure in the Web browsers. Initially, we thought that it was due to Java performance and that improvements in the JVM (JIT, hostspot), faster processor and larger memories would finally allow Java Applets to live up to their promises. Unfortunately, we were wrong again. As […]

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- May 24, 2006

JavaOne 2006 has finally seen its first presentations about REST. Dave Johnson, from Sun, has demonstrated the beauty of REST with this presentation of the Atom Publication Protocol, one of the finest REST example available. This is great! Marc Hadley, also from Sun, then demonstrated how JAX-WS 2.0 can now support the REST architecture style. […]

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Categories: Ecosystem, REST