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RESTler: crawling RESTful services

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RESTler: crawling RESTful services
Service descriptions allow designers to document, understand, and use services, creating new useful and complex services with aggregated business value. Unlike RPC-based services, REST characteristics require a different approach to service description. We present the Resource Linking Language (ReLL) that introduces the concepts of media types, resource types, and link types as first class citizens for a service description. A proof of concept, a crawler called RESTler that crawls RESTful services based on ReLL descriptions, is also presented. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.5 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Online Information Services—Web-based services, Data sharing General Terms Design, Documentation, Languages Keywords REST, Web Services, SOA, Crawling
Rosa Alarcón, Erik Wilde
Added 14 May 2010
Updated 14 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WWW
Authors Rosa Alarcón, Erik Wilde
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