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Aaron Phillips aka phyto, Pentaho Developer, talked about the new RESTful Web Services infrastructure that he has worked on in the Pentaho BI Server in support of the SUGAR Release. SUGAR will be version 4.0 and will be released in Q1 of 2011.

Topics include:

  • Different WS offerings in the BI Server
  • What is REST
  • REST in the BI Server
  • Community Web Services

This presentation is very technical and is intended for people developing plug-ins for the BI Server.

Slide Deck

biserver-webservices-webex.pdf - PDF


The recording is now available on the WebEx service site. Click the link below to download or play it:
The Video starts about 5 mins into the presentation, the only missing pieces are the intro and a recap of the existing hodgepodge of Web Services: GWT-RPC, SOAP, ViewAction, etc. Please see the Slide Deck for more info.

Pentaho Community Technical WebEx - Writing a BI Server Web Service-20100804 1410-1
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:10 am New York Time
27 Minutes

The Video for this WebEx does not work on Mac. I have another trouble ticket into the WebEx people and am waiting for a reply. It has been tested on Windows and Linux and works fine

Other Resources

BI Server Directory of Web Servicess

Community Web Services project on Google Code

Web Tier APIs (in development)