REST-Event: A REST Web Service Framework for Building Event-Driven Web

As the World Wide Web is becoming a communication and collaboration platform, there is an acute need for an infrastructure to disseminate real-time events over the Web. However, such infrastructure is still seriously lacking as conventional distributed event-based systems are not designed for the Web. To address this issue, the authors describe a REST web service framework, REST-Event. It represents and organizes the concepts and elements of Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) as REST (REpresentational State Transfer) web services. Their approach leads to a layered event-driven web, in which event actors, subscriptions and event channels are separated.

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