Chapter 1 - RESTful Web APIs Paperback by Leonard Richardson & Mike Amundsen

RESTful Web APIs Paperback by Leonard Richardson & Mike Amundsen


The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web.

You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API.

• Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia

• Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API
Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge"

• Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats

• Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations

• Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches

• Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems

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  • Josh K.

    Looking forward to the rest of the chapters!

    April 29, 2014

  • James R.

    The book seems incredibly promising & the discussion was of stunning quality. I've got a full page of notes, and sorry I didn't get more.

    April 29, 2014

  • Ray M.

    I meant pg.16
    The meeting tonight was great. I got a lot from it. Great questions and answers come up that I wouldn't have considered unless I attended. Challenges force growth.

    April 29, 2014

  • Ray M.

    pg.15 paragraph 4: Here's some illustration/information that goes into more detail. Thought it was interesting to read.

    April 29, 2014

  • Kanchana

    Is this class for Beginners? And the coding is in .Net?
    - Thanks In Advance

    April 28, 2014

    • James R.

      We welcome anyone interested and we're language agnostic. I don't see any language code in the book -- it's all appears to be serializations: markup; json; etc.

      April 28, 2014

  • malcolm

    I have replace the Royce paper in the Files section with one that corrects some typos.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Steve

    Sounds great!

    April 22, 2014

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