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Lift Application Development Cookbook by Gilberto T. Garcia Jr.

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Chapter 4. Working with REST

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting data from the server
  • Creating data using the REST service
  • Modifying data using the REST service
  • Deleting data using the REST service
  • Testing a REST service using Specs2
  • Uploading a file using the REST service
  • Creating an RSS feed

Introduction

In the early days of the Internet, the websites and applications were standalone as they had no means of communicating with each other. Each application was like an island that had to collect and store every piece of data it could possibly need to get the job done.

Today, almost everyone in the world connects to the Internet through notebooks, cell phones, or tablets. Therefore, applications should be able to communicate with ...

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