Appendix F. Versioning Fundamentals for Web Services and REST Services

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F.1 Versioning Basics

F.2 Versioning and Compatibility

F.3 REST Service Compatibility Considerations

F.4 Version Identifiers

F.5 Versioning Strategies

F.6 REST Service Versioning Considerations

Note

The following appendix contains the original Chapter 21 from the book Web Service Contract Design and Versioning for SOA, further enhanced with new content specific to REST service versioning. This content has been provided as a supplementary resource to elaborate upon some of the governance topics pertaining to the Service Versioning and Retirement project stage.

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