Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | RESTify DayTrader

Let’s RESTify DayTrader:

DayTrader is benchmark application built around the paradigm of an online stock trading system. Originally developed by IBM as the Trade Performance Benchmark Sample, DayTrader was donated to the Apache Geronimo community in 2005. The application allows users to login, view their portfolio, lookup stock quotes, and buy or sell stock shares.

Why build a RESTful web service for DayTrader? Because I frequently hear that REST can’t be applied to complex situations. I also want to use the example as motivation for talking about some of the idioms that are available to handle more extensive requirements.


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