Rest.li is an open source REST framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO. Rest.li fills a niche for applying RESTful principals at scale with an end-to-end developer workflow for buildings REST APIs that promotes clean REST practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.
"LinkedIn has undertaken a massive effort to migrate our entire service-oriented architecture to rest.li, because we recognize the value it will bring in terms of providing a standards-based, language agnostic, and consistent way for our services to communicate. The dynamic discovery, client-side load balancing, and graceful degradation that rest.li provides improves the operability of LinkedIn's services. Rest.li means that LinkedIn Engineers will be able to develop compelling new features and applications more efficiently, and rest.li enhances our ability to acquire companies built on different technology stacks and integrate them successfully."