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11. Building REST APIs Using Spring Boot

K. Siva Prasad Reddy

(1)Hyderabad, India

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style for building distributed systems that provide interoperability between heterogeneous systems. The need for REST APIs increased a lot with the drastic increase of mobile devices. It became logical to build REST APIs and let the web and mobile clients consume the API instead of developing separate applications.

SpringMVC provides first-class support for building RESTful web services. As Spring’s REST support is built on top of SpringMVC, you can leverage the knowledge of SpringMVC for ...

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