Resting on REST
Four Roads was contracted by Readers Digest to provide consulting services and architectural expertise on integrating with Community Servers' REST API. In this capacity, Four Roads worked closely with RD's off-shore team to provide technical leadership on implementing a 100% Java based front-end with the CS web services framework. In providing subject matter expertise and best practices counsel on leveraging the API, Four Roads had to make special considerations and adjustments to account for the amount of anticipated site volume/traffic and services calls.
The results were actually quite remarkable and provided us deep exposure to the REST API framework within Community Server. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with Readers Digest and look forward to a continued long-term partnership.
"Four Roads has been a technology partner for Reader's Digest since October 2008. In launching the Purpose Driven community (http://www.purposedriven.com) Four Roads provided us the deep subject matter expertise and technical guidance to integrate our Java based front end with the Community Server REST API. By using Four Roads consulting services we were able to meet exceptionally demanding TTM constraints with a high level of quality. I highly recommend Four Roads for their customer focused mentality, thorough analysis and deep expertise in working with all aspects of the Community Server platform framework. Their skills for changing highly complex REST APIs and their ability to adapt to our changing business priorities has allowed Reader's Digest to implement a highly visible and dynamic online community." – Rich Williams, IT Director – RDA Interactive