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Tech Talk Tuesday: Simplifying REST Adaptation

Simplify REST adaptation using existing IT infrastructure

Simplify REST adaptation using existing IT infrastructure


Increasingly, many organizations are finding that they want to expose their SOAP-based Web services as RESTful APIs. Translating APIs between SOAP and REST can be a daunting prospect, particularly if there are tens or hundreds of services that need to be remapped.

In this interactive town-hall event, originally broadcast live on the Layer 7 Technologies Facebook page, Scott Morrison (Layer 7’s Chief Technology Officer) discusses how organizations can simplify the process of adapting legacy SOAP APIs to REST, using existing IT infrastructure.


Viewer questions answered in this Tech Talk include:

  • Can translation of SOAP services to REST be automated?
  • Will the popularity of RESTful services mean the end of XML?
  • What is REST’s place in the “big data” movement?
  • What message format should I be using with REST?
  • If SOAP is working just fine, why switch to REST?
  • Why should I invest in REST when few related standards have been finalized?
  • What if my Web services have message-based security using WS-Security?
  • How can we prepare for corporate takeover of standards like REST and JSON?