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Authors: Li Li and Wu Chou

Affiliation: Huawei Shannon IT Lab, United States

ISBN: 978-989-758-106-9

Keyword(s): REST API, Petri-Net, REST Chart, REST Compatibility, Client Oracle, and Client Agent.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Internet Technology ; Restful Web Services ; Web Information Systems and Technologies ; Web Interfaces and Applications ; Web Services and Web Engineering

Abstract: Compatibility of REST API has become an acute issue in many large scale distributed software systems where many REST APIs evolve rabidly with new services and service updates. To address this problem in a generic fashion independent of the REST API implementations, this paper presents an approach based on REST Chart, a Petri-Net based XML language and modelling framework to describe and track down the variations among REST APIs. In addition, an efficient algorithm is developed that can perform the fast model checking to determine the compatibility between two REST APIs from their REST Chart representations. Unlike conventional monolithic client architecture based backward compatibility testing approaches, REST Chart compatibility modelling is defined formally in terms of a client operational model that decomposes the client side service infrastructure into two reusable functional modules: a client oracle that selects hyperlinks to follow for a given goal, and a client agent that carri es out the interaction as instructed by the oracle. A prototype system has been implemented and the preliminary experimental results show that the approach is feasible and promising. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Li, L. and Chou, W. (2015). Compatibility Modeling and Testing of REST API based on REST Chart.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-106-9, pages 194-202. DOI: 10.5220/0005441301940202

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title={Compatibility Modeling and Testing of REST API based on REST Chart},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2015},
pages={194-202},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0005441301940202},
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JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Compatibility Modeling and Testing of REST API based on REST Chart
SN - 978-989-758-106-9
AU - Li, L.
AU - Chou, W.
PY - 2015
SP - 194
EP - 202
DO - 10.5220/0005441301940202

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