Using Relations In Rest

I’m currently looking into a way to split my frontend and backend on seperate servers. The communication between the frontend and backend has to be handled by a REST webservice from the backend. The current REST extension look very complete and interesting, but I can’t seem to find any implementation with relations.

In short, is there a way to let REST be capable of returning a request like:


Currently I am thinking about using the ActiveResource extension for the frontend and FreshRest for the backend. FreshRest seems to be able to handle some relations via the scope parameter.

I feel like there is an easy way to solve my problem. Any help would be appreciated :)

(can’t use links to the extensions, since it is my first post on this forum)

Edit: Reading some more about REST, it might be better for me to create a SOAP webservice on which my controllers are located right?