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Spring: Developing Java Applications for the Enterprise by Ravi Kant Soni, Rajesh RV, Amuthan Ganeshan

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Chapter 9. Give REST to Your Application with Ajax

REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer; REST is an architectural style. Everything in REST is considered as a resource and every resource is identified by a URI. RESTful web services have been embraced by large service providers across the Web as an alternative to SOAP-based Web Services due to their simplicity.

After finishing this chapter, you will have a clear idea about:

  • REST web services
  • Ajax

Introduction to REST

As I already mentioned, in a REST-based application, everything including static resources, data, and operations is considered as a resource and identified by a URI. For example, consider a piece of functionality to add a new product to our store; we can represent that operation ...

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