An interesting discussion is going on at The Server Side following the announcement of the Restlet project. So far the feed-back has been very positive.
- Publish the code source of http://www.restlet.org as a sample application
- Integration with Spring to export services as Restlets with a simple configuration
- Build a Restlet Pet Store and compare it with a SOAP implementation (Axis)
- Provide a Servlet HTTP connector as an alternative to standalone Restlet servers would facilitate the adoption and deployment in existing infrastructures
- Configure a Restlet server with an XMLfile
- Concrete advantage of using REST vs SOAP
- Benefits over Struts
- Benefits over Ruby on Rails
- Measurable improvement over Servlets and Struts in term of scalability and performance
- Will NIO ever provide the promised benefits?
- Restlets have no session mechanisms like Servlets, is it a feature? (short answer: yes!)
- Will REST advance our productivity?
Feel free to jump in or comment via this blog. The next release is already well advanced and will include a new servlet-based HTTP connector as suggested by Michael Mayr.