Designing the Sample REST API

Thus far, you’ve learned some basic principles of the REST architecture using the HTTP protocol, and you’re now ready to start developing your task-management service. First, you’ll need to take some time to carefully build up tables of resource types, their available HTTP actions, and associated URIs. This design step is important, similar in kind to the importance of patiently and intentionally modeling a database. It pays to think it through and get it right. And, as you walk through the different resource types, you’ll begin examining some code.

You may recall from the previous chapter that a programmer ...

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