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Spring MVC Beginner’s Guide by Amuthan G

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Chapter 8. Give REST to Your Application with Ajax

REST stands for Representational State Transfer and is a style of web application architecture. 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 its simplicity.

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

  • REST web services
  • Ajax

Introducing REST

As I already mentioned, in a REST-based application, everything, including static resources, data, and operations, are considered as resources and identified by a URI. For example, consider a piece of functionality that can help us add a new product ...

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