REST Mashup

This TDI solution was written as a demonstration for a presentation given at the Tivoli Now conference on August 4th 2006 in Sydney, Australia. It was titled \x93IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator\x85the quiet achiever\x94. The demo was based on the following requirement:

\x93I want to be able to get details and background information on types of events occurring at a given location during a given time period and have these displayed in a useful and user friendly way.\x94

Some Relevant Facts:

  • Mashup - a website or web application that combines content from more than one source
  • Google Earth (
  • Google (
  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML) - is an XML grammar and file format for modelling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, and polygons for display in Google Earth (
  • Representational State Transfer (REST) is a software architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems like the world wide web. The term originated in a 2000 doctoral dissertation about the web written by Roy Fielding, one of the principal authors of the HTTP protocol specification, and has quickly passed into widespread use in the networking community. REST strictly refers to a collection of architectural principles. The term is often used in a looser sense to describe any simple interface that uses XML (or YAML, JSON, plain text) over HTTP without an additional messaging layer such as SOAP

-- IanYip - 22 Feb 2007

Topic revision: r1 - 22 Feb 2007, EddieHartman - This page was cached on 02 Sep 2017 - 02:59.

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