[Novalug] MySQL question
igor_birman at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 6 19:47:08 EST 2011
Yes, that's right, REST is pretty much the way you access web pages. A typical large organization has lots of databases and systems - an accounting system here, a document database there, maybe an asset tracking system elsewhere. People have been working on ways to tie them together forever. There used to be EDI, then various ways to transport XML files, then SOAP. I think the trend these days is to use REST - just plain web calls with API keys. SOAP is still in use, but REST is easier. We are using REST combined with JSON to communicate amongst the systems where I work, and expose our APIs to the public as well via http://developer.usatoday.com.
I created a very simple database API at http://justthedata.info which uses REST and JSON.
From: Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
To: Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com>
Cc: Greg Pryzby <greg at pryzby.org>; Novalug <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2011 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Novalug] MySQL question
On Sun, 6 Nov 2011, Igor Birman wrote:
what do you mean by REST?
I found this by googling REST
Building Web Services the REST Way
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> If I want to write a wrapper to access my database, is there an 'easy' way to allow different languages to use the API?
> For instance, php is easy although security could be an issue. Perl is an old standby, python has its followers and Ruby is growing.
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