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RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices by Bhakti Mehta

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Summary

In this chapter we covered advanced topics such as WebHooks, SSEs, WebSockets, and where and how they are being used in this chapter. One of the primary takeaways from this chapter was to understand how important it is to provide real-time APIs to avoid inefficiencies related to repeated polling. We saw case studies of companies using both WebHooks and WebSockets in their solutions. We saw different best practices and design principles sprinkled throughout the various chapters in the book; this chapter, as a finale, provided a substantial introduction to the future of REST and asynchronous communication. The proliferation of social data has the potential to be a great catalyst for the development of a semantic web that will enable agents ...

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