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REST and extensibility

 
Nikos Pougounias
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It is said that REST makes it easier to extend the applications in the future.

Can you please support this statement?
 
Ben Scofield
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RESTful applications in my experience are more extensible, just as they're more maintainable over time. It all comes down to simplicity: RESTful applications, because of the constraints of the design style, are easier to understand and work with - they're more predictable, since it's all about the resources. As a result, they're easier to work with even if you're coming in to a project mid-stream (as opposed to an XML-RPC application where you need to parse a complex XML document to even begin to understand what's happening)
 
Nikos Pougounias
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That's good. Maintenance is really important and Rails looks already promising as a well defined framework.
I wonder if someone has deep experience with RoR and a fluent Java framework like Wicket; it would be useful to know his opinion on this topic.
 
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