Towards Distributed Atomic Transactions over RESTful Services [chapter]

Guy Pardon, Cesare Pautasso
2011 REST: From Research to Practice  
There is considerable debate in the REST community whether or not transaction support is needed and possible. This chapter's contribution to this debate is threefold: we define a business case for transactions in REST based on the Try-Cancel/Confirm (TCC) pattern; we outline a very light-weight protocol that guarantees atomicity and recovery over distributed REST resources; and we discuss the inherent theoretical limitations of our approach. Our TCC for REST approach minimizes the assumptions
more » ... de on the individual services that can be part of a transaction and does not require any extension to the HTTP protocol. A very simple but realistic example helps to illustrate the applicability of the approach.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-8303-9_23 fatcat:kbmqn4fwubfvffe2giodqwswai