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Spring Security Essentials by Nanda Nachimuthu

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Chapter 9. Building a Security Layer for RESTful Web Services

Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style with which other web services can be designed. It serves the resources based on the request from the client. Web service is nothing but a unit of managed code that can be invoked using HTTP requests. We can develop the core functionality of any application and expose the same by deploying it in a server. The exposed web services can be accessed using URIs through HTTP requests from a wide range of client applications. With this method, duplication of business services for different implementations, such as desktop, mobile, and so on, will be avoided.

RESTful web services are quick in responding as there is no strict specification ...

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