REST-* is an open source project dedicated to bringing the architecture of the Web to common patterns in middleware technology.

REST has a the potential to re-define how application developers interact with traditional middleware services.  The REST-* community aims to re-examine which of these traditional services fits within the REST model by defining new standards, guidelines, and specifications.  Where appropriate, any end product will be published at IETF.

REST-* News

HornetQ REST Interface Beta-2 Released
Oct 25, 2010 5:41 PM
A user requested Selector support. Follow the lin…
Possible iteration on avoiding duplicates
Apr 2, 2010 6:34 PM
See Bill Burke’s blog for more detail.
REST-* Message Draft 5: new post and subcription protocol
Mar 4, 2010 6:21 PM
I’ve made some small changes to REST-* Message Dra…
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Unique Vision

REST-* has a common unified vision for middleware.  We've put on our REST-colored glasses to take a new look at traditional middleware patterns.  Find out about:


Specification work is ongoing within the REST-* community.  Feedback and alternative ideas are always welcome in our completely open governance policy.  Take a look at some of our current work and let us know what you think.


Our specifications are developed using open source processes and are published under open source licenseses.  Anybody is welcome to participate.