NetBeans demo @ J1
By sandoz on May 22, 2007
The NetBeans demo Rico presented at our J1 session showed how tooling can be used in conjunction with the RESTful API in R2 of SWDP to turn a database into a Web service. Chris Webster has more info here, including a screen-cast.
There is no substitute for people hammering away at your API to get good feedback. And that is what we got with the NetBeans guys using our API (which incidentally is great for an API produced by the 311 expert group as all the experience feeds into this as well).
Notice in the screen-cast the ability to convert entity relationships into URIs such that an XML serialization of an entity contains embedded links to related entities.