RESTler: Crawling RESTful Services

Rosa Alarcón, Erik Wilde


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.


Keywords: REST (Representational State Transfer)0.9; (undefined keyword: rell); (undefined keyword: restler);


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