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    Posted July 18, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Baltimore follows the lead of several states by making municipal codes easily accessible via the Internet and APIs
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    Posted December 5, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Work on the next major release of Drupal is well under way and new features have been set
  • Why REST security doesn't exist

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Clearly, REST (Representational State Transfer) is winning the web service protocol debate. What was once a grass-roots movement has proliferated inside the enterprise and out. As of January 2010, 1,100 out of the 1,600 APIs listed on Programmable Web are REST-based. Some of our best-known cloud services utilize REST, including APIs from Amazon, SalesForce and Google.
  • MuleSource decides to bypass a 'check box' feature in its next-gen product

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    One of the biggest decisions MuleSource CTO Ross Mason faced in 2008 was whether to include UDDI support in the initial releases of its Mule Galaxy SOA registry. Although Mason remained confident that the world was moving away from UDDI, it is often a "check box feature" in the RFPs of organizations looking to adopt an SOA governance tool. So he gambled and instead chose to make a stand that this software category required a new, simpler architecture (namely, REST)
  • REST vs. SOAP-based WS-* Web services duel dismissed

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:24 am

    There are perceptions afoot of a Web services war pitting SOAP-based WS-* services against REST services. But an official at Microsoft, which has spearheaded development of WS-* specifications, does not see the situation as being all that much of a conflict.
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