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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.

Reviews

On Apr 17 Phillip Wills wrote:
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On Jan 19 Matthew Stobbs wrote: Useful reference for web developers
A great reference and guide to the RESTful API paradigm. A dry read, but useful to keep close. Full Review  >

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On Jan 9 Emmanuel Joliet wrote: Reference precise guide
Approach suited for beginners and experts as well as a guide of reference fro REST paradigm and hypermedia api. Full Review  >

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On Oct 16 Dylan Scott wrote: REST Concepts
Only having a basic understanding of REST, this book introduced many new concepts and topics to me. For example, I had never heard of the ColIection+JSON standard or JSON-LD. Hypermedia was also a topic that I had barely heard about but was introduced to in this book. Full Review  >

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On Oct 15 Fabio Alessandro Locati wrote: Good book, mainly for basic users
The API are now becoming more used every day. Today every major website provides it's own set of API and often the company websites and services are chosen (or not chosen) based on the availability of API and their design. In this huge world that is getting bigger every day, RESTful API plays a huge role, in fact a lot of companies are moving their API to RESTful API since it's easier to use, therefore more attractive for potential clients. Full Review  >

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On Sep 29 Przemysław Dąbek wrote: Good reference book
In my current project I use JSON heavily as representation when “talking to” servers. I decided to read that book and possibly get some insights how design better APIs... Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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