Media praise for RESTful Web Services
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"Every IT generation has its seminal tome that transcends time and connects the dots in a way that no book had before it. For the object oriented generation in the 1980s, it was the Gang of Four (GoF) book. For the application architecture generation in the 1990s, it was Fowlers book on patterns (PoEAA). RESTful Web Services will be, in my opinion, that book for the 2000s Web services generation."
-- , Beckshome.com: Thomas Beck's Blog
"As with the previous OReilly books, I found RESTful Web Services to continue in the successful tradition of presenting potentially complicated information in such an easy to follow and logical manner. It is obvious that the authors used their considerable experience in giving us the best of the best, and I have no doubt that my every question will be answered. Aimed to being the first book to apply the REST design philosophy to real web services, I have to congratulate the authors and OReilly Media for giving us users exactly that!"
-- , TCM Reviews
"The book intends to act as a canonical reference for all things RESTful. The web is littered with hundreds of resources describing REST and RESTful services, but this book is a one stop shop for understanding REST. The authors' goal is to demonstrate the power and the limitations of the basic web technologies (HTTP/URI/XML) and how they can be harnessed for vastly scalable distributed applications that do not go against the grain of the web. Concrete principles for designing RESTful web services (the Resource Oriented Architecture) are explained in detail...The book is well written and I had no trouble finishing off all the ~400 pages. For this it gets a 5* for readability. The material presented is well researched and very useful for both experienced and new web programmers, fetching it a 5* rating for relevance."
-- , JavaLobby
"RESTful Web Services is an important guide to connecting web functions with everyday technologies everyone uses. REST is an architectural style that drives the web, and RESTful Web Services introduces ROA and the roles that govern design of RESTful web services."
-- , The Bookwatch - Computer Shelf
"If youre planning on building RESTful web services, this book is a great place to start. Even if youre not, its a pretty good book to learn more about them."
-- , On Ruby Blog
"For something that seems so simple in concept, Web Services can be downright confusing to actually call and implement. Part of the difficulty is trying to get the SOAP envelope format correct. But there's an alternative out there called REST, and it's covered very well in the book RESTful Web Services. While it might not change what you do in the Notes/Domino world right away, I believe it's worth reading."
-- , Developer Tips
"Good introduction to REST. "
-- , Visual Systems Journal, July/August 2009