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The REST API Design Handbook [NOOK Book]

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Designing and implementing web services APIs has become a common part of every software engineer's job. The RESTful approach to web services design is rapidly become the approach of choice. Unfortunately, too few people have truly solid REST API design skills, and discussions of REST can become bogged down in dry theory.

The REST API Design Handbook is a simple, practical guide to aid software engineers and software architects create lasting, ...
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The REST API Design Handbook

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Overview

Designing and implementing web services APIs has become a common part of every software engineer's job. The RESTful approach to web services design is rapidly become the approach of choice. Unfortunately, too few people have truly solid REST API design skills, and discussions of REST can become bogged down in dry theory.

The REST API Design Handbook is a simple, practical guide to aid software engineers and software architects create lasting, scalable APIs based on REST architectural principles. The book provides a sound foundation in discussing the constraints that define a REST API. It quickly goes beyond that into the practical aspects of implementing such an API in the real world.

Written by cloud computing expert George Reese, The REST API Design Handbook reflects hands on work in consuming many different third party APIs as well the development of REST-based web services APIs. It addresses all of the debates the commonly arise while creating these APIs. Subjects covered include:

* REST architectural constraints
* Using HTTP methods and response codes in an API
* Authenticating RESTful API calls
* Versioning
* Asynchronous Operations
* Pagination and Streaming
* Polling and Push Notifications
* Rate Limiting
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014773119
  • Publisher: Imaginary Publications
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 256,233
  • File size: 228 KB

Meet the Author

George Reese is the co-founder and CTO of enStratus Networks, provider of cloud infrastructure management software for enterprise security, governance, and automation. At enStratus, he works with SOAP, REST, and other kinds of web services APIs on a daily basis. He is also the primary author of the enStratus REST API for accessing resources across multiple heterogenous clouds.

George holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois and a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. He lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife Monique and his two daughters.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    A must read for those looking for developing with REST

    A concise account of best practices, warnings and insights on how to build services that are not only worth the designation of RESTful but that also actually work and are maintainable!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Invaluable for enterprise operations groups transitioning to loo

    Invaluable for enterprise operations groups transitioning to loosely coupled systems. Provides a solid foundation for understanding and creating REST based APIs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Must read for software architects

    Great insights from the API consumer's point of view. This is a fantastic style guide and quick reference that instructs how to build interfaces other developers will actually enjoy using.

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