events
September 15, 2005

T3 9/15: Can XFORMs describe RESTful services?

Talks

Mark Baker, an expert on the REST style of software architecture and past visitor to CommerceNet Labs, will be presenting the next Thursday Tech Talk on September 15, 2005 at 4PM.

He will be picking up on a theme of Mark Nottingham’s, the ongoing challenge of describing RESTful Web Services. In this case, he is reporting on his initial experience using XForms for this purpose.

Recently, interest has developed in a description language for RESTful Web services, prompting the community to develop several contenders. But is a new language needed? This presentation will cover the different role of service description in RESTful and traditional Web services, and conclude by suggesting XForms as an existing technology which might fit the bill.