Rational Software Architect v8.0.3 introduces MDD support for REST services. REST (Representational State Transfer) has gained wider acceptance in recent times as architectural style for HTTP based web Services. RSA lets designer/architects to design REST services with domain specific semantics captured as stereotype.
You can model Resources, resource methods; specify the navigation path between resources etc. The customized properties page lets you capture the MIME type produced/consumed by resource methods.
What's Next: The MDD support in RSA lets you transform the REST service model into implementation code. RSA 8.0.3 supports JAXRS code generation which can be deployed in WebSphere Application Server. The modeling support also enables you to capture JAXRS domain elements.
Catch the session on RESTful Service Modeling happening in Innovate 2011 in New Delhi on 11th August to know more.