Components for growing the restful enterprise
For a modern enterprise, it is vital to be on the Web. Beyond offering human-readable Web sites, organizations increasingly use the Web as a media for machine-readable data about itself. With the help of technologies like XML feeds, RESTful Web services and semantic markup, new forms of enterprises models emerge in a bottom-up way. These models are easily consumable and facilitate the interaction with departments, partners and customers. Engineering good publishing systems is however extremely challenging. On the one hand, knowledge of many technologies is required; on the other hand, it must be easy to extend systems and data models in accordance to agile businesses. In this paper, we propose a framework of components for publishing dynamically growing enterprise models on the Web, present an implemented system and discuss its use in a case study.
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