Archive for the ‘server’ tag
Now that we’ve implemented our greeting application, it’s time to make it more enterprisey. We can’t have it just echo any greeting, can we? We’ll need to make sure that only greetings from a predefined list can be chosen as current greeting, so we can have committees that can spend time discussing and defining greeting standards.
As we want to make our lives easier (let’s assume the committee will change it’s mind every few days or so), we’ll implement a greeting manager that can be used to edit the list of approved greetings.
Beside rants at software development for The Enterprise™, expect a short introduction of the Restlet base classes that are typically assembled into a server application.
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In this series, we’ll look at creating modular and flexible server applications based on OSGi/Equinox and Restlet. The first article of this series covers the basics: It will walk you through creating a simple REST style web service using Restlet and show you how to roll it into a standalone application based on the equinox OSGi framework.
The next posts will go into how the different Restlet types can be assembled into bigger applications. We’ll then build extension points to lift the actual plumbing to a declarative level instead of hardcoding it.
We’ll see that the uniform interface proposed in the REST architectural style and the extension/extension point mechanisms in Equinox make quite a good couple.
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