What is a Web Oriented Architecture and where does Sheetster Server fit in?

WOA stands for Web Oriented Architecture and is defined as a computer system architecture which is built from loosely-coupled web services using lightweight service architecture such as REST with web protocols such as HTTP.

WOA is a hot topic these days as organizations attempt to get the most value from investments in web services as well as legacy systems, without incurring the complexity of SOAP and other XML-based RPC.

Web technology such as REST, and AJAX use HTTP to send and receive requests between system components. WOA is a methodology which promotes a set of best practices and standards in order to take advantage of these web-based technologies.