[Glass] Getting started with REST

Johan Brichau johan at yesplan.be
Thu Mar 20 00:44:10 PDT 2014

Hi Thierry,

Both Seaside-REST and Zinc-REST are viable options. We have a Seaside-REST service (using Seaside 3.0.10) running in production and I have been playing with Zinc-REST services in development too.
I think it depends on what you feel most comfortable with.

Seaside-REST doc: [3]
Zinc-REST doc: [4]

For the latest Seaside 3.1 port, see [1]. This one is entirely in sync with the Pharo/Squeak base version.
For the latest working Zinc port, see [2]. This one corresponds to version 2.3.2 of Zinc on Pharo.

I have been working on updating the Zinc port to the latest version [5] but got a bit entrenched because more recent versions have changes to the encoding implementation, which is a part where many subtle differences can be found between Pharo and Gemstone. So, for now the Zinc port on Gemstone is lagging behind the Pharo version. 

In both cases, I am interested to get feedback on problems so I can improve the ported implementations.


[1] https://github.com/glassdb/Seaside31/tree/gemstone3.1
[2] https://github.com/glassdb/zinc/tree/gemstone3.1
[3] https://code.google.com/p/seaside/wiki/SeasideRest
[4] http://zn.stfx.eu/zn/zinc-http-components-paper.html
[5] https://github.com/jbrichau/zinc/commits/gemstone2.4

On 19 Mar 2014, at 23:24, Thierry Thelliez <thierry.thelliez.tech at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I need to start experimenting with Gemstone and REST.  Could you please point me to the latest/greatest stable versions?
> It seems that some work was done with Zinc-REST but that stopped.  Is this correct?
> Seaside-REST is the way to go?   What versions should be used (gemstone, seaside,...)?
> Also, what do you use to transport JSON?
> Thanks,
> Thierry
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