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From "Maarten Bosteels" <mbosteels....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deciding on a protocol, need help
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2007 10:58:04 GMT

Have you done REST on top of MINA ?
I am thinking about implementing a REST service that would be consumed by a
client application written in Flex.

Are there any java libraries/frameworks (besides restlet) that you'd suggest
for implementing a REST service ?

As for Justin's question:   if you are  100% certain that your client will
always be implemented in Java,
then Object Serialization is definitely less work than the alternatives.
And if you're careful you can switch to another protocol later on.


On 8/19/07, Pat Farrell <pfarrell@pfarrell.com> wrote:
> Stanczak Group wrote:
> > So would something like Restlet be better for this then Mina?
> I don't want to say anything bad about Mina as its very nice. Very
> clean, and approachable.
> I have loved REST for a long time. It solves a lot of real problems.
> One of my favorite things about REST is that it is easy to setup and
> test. I'm a big fan of testing, test driven design, etc. If you compare
> what you have to do to make a client for REST against Soap, there is no
> question which is faster to get working.
> I haven't looked at Restlet, but from a quick google, it sure looks
> worth considering.
> Pat
> --
> Pat Farrell
> http://www.pfarrell.com/

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