This series of posts seeks to define and demonstrate RESTful web services within a Resource Oriented Architecture. Most of this information is based on Leonard Richardson’s and Sam Ruby’s book “RESTful Web Services” 1 and Dr. Roy Fielding’s doctoral dissertation “Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures – Chapter 5” and several of his other writings. 2, 3, 4, 5.
The culmination of this research is my RESTful Jazz Artist web service. You can try it out by navigating to the bookmark URI or a simple client side application that allows you to inspect the response header and XML data.
1. Richardson, Leonard and Ruby, Sam. RESTful Web Services. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2008. Ebook
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I like the book’s emphasis on applying REST in practice and running through real examples. Dissertations are not so good for teaching people how to do something (other than to write more dissertations).”
Posted by Roy T. Fielding at 4:04:29 PM