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A. Aka
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Hi,

I would like to do my thesis on REST webservices, any idea on what I can do? I am doing a master degree in computer science.
I have seen some topic, but they are quite old.

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I don't mean to sound glib, but why are considering doing a thesis on a subject if you can't think of an interesting problem about it to investigate?
 
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I do not pretend to know everything about restful web service, that is why I am asking.
I have developed some restfull (JAX-RS)resources that is about it
consider this as a brainstorming session and then if I am really interested I will pick up some ideas

 
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At Master's degree level I would be expecting your dissertation to demonstrate some improvement or advancement to a particular field of study. I'm not sure a research study on an existing and well established technology such as REST is going to be enough. I guess you should talk to your supervisor about it though as he or she will be able to give you a definitive answer on that.

Did your University department not provide you a list of projects that you could choose from? I know my CS department did for my Master's degree. Was there nothing on there that took your fancy?
 
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One possible approach would be to search for current uses for REST. Then get a simple RESTful Web service running on your own. Finally, think of a few ways you can either improve on the services you've investigated, or perhaps come up with an idea for a new area for using REST. Or maybe an improvement to the Oracle RS API. Or an extension to servlets to support all HTTP methods. Or [fill in the blank with a cool idea]...

For a master's degree, the innovation does not need to be earth-shattering. Also, some universities allow an alternative to the thesis in the form of a research project, so if you can't figure out an innovation, maybe you can figure out, say, a best practices commonality among implementations. Be creative. Give your advisor a few options, and maybe he/she will approve one of them.

Good luck!

Cheers,

Jeff
 
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You can analyse REST security features (in comparison to SOAP).

You can look into the development of RESTful web services in a cloud environment.

Get some ideas by doing a Google search like

"representational state transfer" abstract thesis filetype:pdf
 
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