RestML: Modeling RESTful Web Services
In the last decade the paradigm of service-oriented computing is gaining more and more space in industry and academia in order to improve the communication among different information systems that exist in a corporate environment. Due to recent advances of so-called “Web 2.0”, a new architectural style called Web Oriented Architecture (WOA) was proposed in order to ensure a simple way to connect IT (Information Technology) components dynamically. The new architectural style describes the use of RESTful Web services as one of its principles in order to achieve a functional interface simple and uniform. This chapter will discuss the use of the paradigm of Model Driven Development in the construction of RESTful web services, presenting a domain-specific language (DSL) capable of representing the static characteristics and behavior of these services, enabling the generation of source code in an automated manner.
Acknowledgments to USP and Fapesp.