Advantage and desadvantage CMIS AND REST

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Member II

Advantage and desadvantage CMIS AND REST

HI community,

I'm doing a comparative study beetween CMIS AND REST.
I already list  the features offered by CMIS AND REST ,can someone help me to do a conclusion that shows the advantages and disadvantages of both , except that REST offers more features than CMIS 


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Alfresco Employee

Re: Advantage and desadvantage CMIS AND REST

Thanks for your question.

I suggest you also post your comparison ("list of features"). It may also help you reach your own conclusion based on your context & evaluation criteria.

See also other related posts and links, such as:

CMIS VS REST API 

Comprehensive Documentation and Comparison REST API vs Web Scripts vs CMIS  

Alfresco REST API of the future ... is closer than you think 

Best Regards,

Jan

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Member II

Re: Advantage and desadvantage CMIS AND REST

Thank you Jan Vonka for your advise and links , i post my comparison even if it's in French? , to summarize i have recovered all the CMIS features from Index of /cmis/CMIS/v1.1/   and REST features from https://api-explorer.alfresco.com/api-explore after i did a full join to have a table with 2 columns CMIS AND REST

Context : i used an alfresco connector to connect bonita to Alfresco but  nowaday bonita don't maintain the connector with new versions so i'm doing a benchmark to choose the best solution.

Best Regrds,

Saad.

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Established Member II

Re: Advantage and desadvantage CMIS AND REST

Hi ,

On a very high level: 

CMIS API are based out of specification and have a strong feature of interoperbility . It is based on OASIS standard - where the content services platform agree to support those minimal set of apis to be CMIS compliant. 

http://docs.oasis-open.org/cmis/CMIS/v1.1/os/CMIS-v1.1-os.pdf 

REST API's are specific to Alfresco and terms are people,sites etc like alfresco terms.

Alfresco Content Services REST API Explorer 

But since CMIS is a minimal apis built for interoperability , it may not have all apis which can be used by client . So rest API's are there to use and accomplish.