Chapter 11. The future of Restlet


This chapter covers
  • State of the HTTP protocol and alternatives
  • The rise of SPDY and its impact on REST, HTTP, and Restlet
  • Planned enhancements to Restlet API, extensions, and editions
  • Planned Restlet Studio tool for Eclipse and Restlet Cloud service


As you near the end of this book, we’ll step back and look beyond the detailed coverage of Restlet in action. This final chapter summarizes the state of HTTP and REST and introduces alternatives, such as WebSockets, Server-Sent Events or SPDY (the “SPeeDY” protocol initiated by Google), and puts them into perspective with the evolution of HTTP—in particular, the well-advanced HTTP/1.1 bis initiative.

This is a topic with a major impact on Restlet development ...

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