Today we announced the final 1.0 version of its Noelios Restlet Engine (NRE), the reference implementation of the Restlet API 1.0. The Restlet open source project was launched at the end of 2005 and was the first REST framework for Java. Since its launch, it has attracted an active and quickly growing community of users. With more than sixty different contributors and two core developers, the project went through an intense and fruitful collaborative design.
Several applications are already deployed in production within organizations of various sizes, including Overstock.com, an Internet leader for brand names at clearance prices. The Restlet project is also used as a support technology for various software architecture classes covering the REST architecture style, for example at University of California Irvine, or at the INSA Rouen engineering school.
NOELIOS, as the founder and leader of the project is now offering a complete professional support, including yearly subscription plans and a per-incident plan, with prices ranging from 350 € to 2850 €. It also offers some expert consulting services on Restlet and connected technologies such as Java, XML and REST.