Akara — Spicy bean fritters and an XML data services platform

Uche Ogbuji

Zepheira

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Akara — Spicy bean fritters and an XML data services platform

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009
August 11 - 14, 2009

Abstract

Akara is an open-source XML/Web mashup platform supporting XML processing in an environment of RESTful data services. It includes Web triggers, which build on REST architecture to support orchestration of Web events. This is a powerful system for integrating services and components across the Web in a declarative way, so that perhaps a Web request could access information from a service running on Amazon EC2 to analyze information gathered from social networks, run through a remote spam detector service. Akara is designed from ground up to support such rich interactions, using the latest conventions and standards of the Web 2.0 era. It's also designed for performance, modern processor conventions and architectures, and for ready integration with other tools and components.