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RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices by Bhakti Mehta

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REST architecture components

The following section will cover the various components that must be considered when building RESTful APIs. All of these will be covered in various sections of this book. We will also cover best practices for each pitfall to avoid when designing and developing the REST API. The REST architecture components are shown in the following diagram:

REST architecture components

As seen from the preceding diagram, REST services can be consumed from a variety of clients and applications running on different platforms and devices such as mobile devices and web browsers.

These requests are sent through a proxy server. The REST architectural components in the ...

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