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JSW 2014 Vol.9(5): 1071-1080 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.5.1071-1080

Proposed Design and Implementation for RESTful Web Server

Mou’ath Hourani, Qusai Shambour, Ahmad Al-Zubidy, Ali Al-Smadi
Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Information Technology Al-Ahliyya Amman University, PO Box 19328, Amman, Jordan

Abstract—In this paper, we propose a framework to design and implement a novel RESTful Web server architecture. The proposed RESTful Web server architecture is a lightweight server that will be less taxing on system resources and will therefore handle a greater volume of requests. Furthermore, in contrast to the usual servers that supports most websites, the proposed RESTful Web server architecture is used for hosting RESTful-based Web Services. Moreover, the results obtained from our experiments show that the proposed architecture demonstrates high performance while maintaining proper stability. Our Web server is programmed in Java using a simple yet flexible web application framework that fulfills the needs of modern web application development. It also provides developers with a rapid and cost-effective method for implementing, deploying and serving a web API (Application Programming Interface).

Index Terms—Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), REST, RESTful, Web Server, Web Services, Web API.

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Cite: Mou’ath Hourani, Qusai Shambour, Ahmad Al-Zubidy, Ali Al-Smadi, "Proposed Design and Implementation for RESTful Web Server," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1071-1080, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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