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RESTful Web APIs

RESTful Web APIs Author Leonard Richardson
ISBN-10 9781449359737
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 406
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The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API. Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge" Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems



RESTful Web Services

RESTful Web Services Author Leonard Richardson
ISBN-10 9780596554606
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 454
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"Every developer working with the Web needs to read this book." -- David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Rails framework "RESTful Web Services finally provides a practical roadmap for constructing services that embrace the Web, instead of trying to route around it." -- Adam Trachtenberg, PHP author and EBay Web Services Evangelist You've built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That's where the future lies, and that's what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed computing platform. But today's web service technologies have lost sight of the simplicity that made the Web successful. They don't work like the Web, and they're missing out on its advantages. This book puts the "Web" back into web services. It shows how you can connect to the programmable web with the technologies you already use every day. The key is REST, the architectural style that drives the Web. This book: Emphasizes the power of basic Web technologies -- the HTTP application protocol, the URI naming standard, and the XML markup language Introduces the Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), a common-sense set of rules for designing RESTful web services Shows how a RESTful design is simpler, more versatile, and more scalable than a design based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Includes real-world examples of RESTful web services, like Amazon's Simple Storage Service and the Atom Publishing Protocol Discusses web service clients for popular programming languages Shows how to implement RESTful services in three popular frameworks -- Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java), and Django (for Python) Focuses on practical issues: how to design and implement RESTful web services and clients This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services. It sets down the best practices you need to make your design a success, and the techniques you need to turn your design into working code. You can harness the power of the Web for programmable applications: you just have to work with the Web instead of against it. This book shows you how.



RESTful Web Services Cookbook

RESTful Web Services Cookbook Author Subbu Allamaraju
ISBN-10 9780596801687
Release 2010-03
Pages 293
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Provides information on designing RESTful Web services for client and server applications, covering such topics as Web linking, content negotiation, Web caching, queries, security, and compatibility.



REST API Design Rulebook

REST API Design Rulebook Author Mark Masse
ISBN-10 9781449310509
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 94
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The basic rules of REST APIs - "many nouns, few verbs, stick with HTTP" - seem easy, but that simplicity and power require discipline to work smoothly. This brief guide provides next steps for implementing complex projects on simple and extensible foundations.



Restful Web Clients

Restful Web Clients Author Amundsen, Mike
ISBN-10 9781491921876
Release 2017-02-13
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Powerful web-based REST and hypermedia-style APIs are becoming more common every day, but instead of applying the same techniques and patterns to hypermedia clients, many developers rely on custom client code. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to move from one-off implementations to general-purpose client apps that are stable, flexible, and reusable. Author Mike Amundsen provides extensive background, easy-to-follow examples, illustrative dialogues, and clear recommendations for building effective hypermedia-based client applications. Along the way, you'll learn how to harness many of the basic principles that underpin the Web. Convert HTML-only web apps into a JSON API service Overcome the challenges of maintaining plain JSON-style client apps Decouple the output format from the internal object model with the representor pattern Explore client apps built with HAL--Hypertext Application Language Tackle reusable clients with the Request, Parse, Wait Loop (RPW) pattern Learn the pros and cons of building client apps with the Siren content type Deal with API versioning by adopting a change-over-time aesthetic Compare how JSON, HAL, Siren, and Collection+JSON clients handle the Objects/Addresses/Actions Challenge Craft a single client application that can consume multiple services



Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node Author Michael Amundsen
ISBN-10 9781449306571
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 219
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With this concise book, you’ll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don’t simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You’ll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples. Too many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don’t scale well—costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain stable and flexible as they scale. Learn the H-Factors for representing application metadata across all media types and formats Understand the four basic design elements for authoring hypermedia types Convert a simple read-only XML-based media type into a successful API design Examine the challenges and advantages of designing a hypermedia type with JSON Use HTML5’s rich set of hypermedia controls in the API design process Learn the details of documenting, publishing, and registering media type designs and link-relation types



RESTful NET

RESTful  NET Author Jon Flanders
ISBN-10 9780596554330
Release 2008-11-21
Pages 310
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RESTful .NET is the first book that teaches Windows developers to build RESTful web services using the latest Microsoft tools. Written by Windows Communication Foundation (WFC) expert Jon Flanders, this hands-on tutorial demonstrates how you can use WCF and other components of the .NET 3.5 Framework to build, deploy and use REST-based web services in a variety of application scenarios. RESTful architecture offers a simpler approach to building web services than SOAP, SOA, and the cumbersome WS- stack. And WCF has proven to be a flexible technology for building distributed systems not necessarily tied to WS- standards. RESTful .NET provides you with a complete guide to the WCF REST programming model for building web services consumed either by machines or humans. You'll learn how to: Program Read-Only (GET) services Program READ/WRITE services Host REST services Program REST feeds Program AJAX REST clients Secure REST endpoints Use workflow to deliver REST services Consume RESTful XML services using WCF Work with HTTP Work with ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) RESTful .NET introduces you to the ideas of REST and RESTful architecture, and includes a detailed discussion of how the Web/REST model plugs into the WCF architecture. If you develop with .NET, it's time to jump on the RESTful bandwagon. This book explains how. "While REST is simple, WCF is not. To really understand and exploit this part of WCF requires a knowledgeable and experienced guide. I don't know anybody who's better suited for this role than Jon Flanders. ...Jon is first-rate at explaining complicated things. This book is the best introduction I've seen to creating and using these services with WCF."--David Chappell, Chappell & Associates



REST in Practice

REST in Practice Author Jim Webber
ISBN-10 9780596805821
Release 2010-09-17
Pages 428
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REST continues to gain momentum as the best method for building Web services, and this down-to-earth book delivers techniques and examples that show how to design and implement integration solutions using the REST architectural style.



Programming NET Web Services

Programming  NET Web Services Author Alex Ferrara
ISBN-10 9780596002503
Release 2002
Pages 396
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This complete, comprehensive reference is for both experienced Perl programmers and beginners. The book includes all the basic documentation for the core Perl languages.



Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP NET

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP NET Author Glenn Block
ISBN-10 9781449337896
Release 2014-03-13
Pages 538
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Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients—including browsers and mobile devices—that can adapt to change over time. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through the theory and tools you need to build evolvable HTTP services with Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework. In the process, you’ll learn how design and implement a real-world Web API. Ideal for experienced .NET developers, this book’s sections on basic Web API theory and design also apply to developers who work with other development stacks such as Java, Ruby, PHP, and Node. Dig into HTTP essentials, as well as API development concepts and styles Learn ASP.NET Web API fundamentals, including the lifecycle of a request as it travels through the framework Design the Issue Tracker API example, exploring topics such as hypermedia support with collection+json Use behavioral-driven development with ASP.NET Web API to implement and enhance the application Explore techniques for building clients that are resilient to change, and make it easy to consume hypermedia APIs Get a comprehensive reference on how ASP.NET Web API works under the hood, including security and testability



RESTful Java with JAX RS 2 0

RESTful Java with JAX RS 2 0 Author Bill Burke
ISBN-10 9781449361457
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 392
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Learn how to design and develop distributed web services in Java, using RESTful architectural principles and the JAX-RS 2.0 specification in Java EE 7. By focusing on implementation rather than theory, this hands-on reference demonstrates how easy it is to get started with services based on the REST architecture. With the book’s technical guide, you’ll learn how REST and JAX-RS work and when to use them. The RESTEasy workbook that follows provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and running several working JAX-RS examples, using the JBoss RESTEasy implementation of JAX-RS 2.0. Learn JAX-RS 2.0 features, including a client API, server-side asynchronous HTTP, and filters and interceptors Examine the design of a distributed RESTful interface for an e-commerce order entry system Use the JAX-RS Response object to return complex responses to your client (ResponseBuilder) Increase the performance of your services by leveraging HTTP caching protocols Deploy and integrate web services within Java EE7, servlet containers, EJB, Spring, and JPA Learn popular mechanisms to perform authentication on the Web, including client-side SSL and OAuth 2.0



Pro RESTful APIs

Pro RESTful APIs Author Sanjay Patni
ISBN-10 9781484226650
Release 2017-03-20
Pages 126
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Discover the RESTful technologies, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX-RS web services, SOAP and more, for building today's microservices, big data applications, and web service applications. This book is based on a course the Oracle-based author is teaching for UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley which covers architecture, design best practices and coding labs. Pro RESTful APIs: Design gives you all the fundamentals from the top down: from the top (architecture) through the middle (design) to the bottom (coding). This book is a must have for any microservices or web services developer building applications and services. What You'll Learn Discover the key RESTful APIs, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX, SOAP and more Use these for web services and data exchange, especially in today's big data context Harness XML, JSON, REST, and JAX-RS in examples and case studies Apply best practices to your solutions’ architecture Who This Book Is For Experienced web programmers and developers.



RESTful Web API Design with Node js

RESTful Web API Design with Node js Author Valentin Bojinov
ISBN-10 9781786463203
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 148
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Design and implement efficient RESTful solutions with this practical hands-on guide About This Book Create a fully featured RESTful API solution from scratch. Learn how to leverage Node.JS, Express, MongoDB and NoSQL datastores to give an extra edge to your REST API design. Use this practical guide to integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application. Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book is web developers who have some experience with RESTful services. Familiarity with basic JavaScript programming techniques is required. No prior experience with Node.JS or Express.js is required. What You Will Learn Install, develop, and test your own Node.js user modules Comprehend the differences between an HTTP and a RESTful application Optimize RESTful service URI routing with best practices Eliminate third-party dependencies in your tests with mocking Learn about NoSQL data stores and integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application with Mongoose Secure your services with NoSQL database integration within Node.js applications Enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform In Detail In this era of cloud computing, every data provisioning solution is built in a scalable and fail-safe way. Thus, when building RESTful services, the right choice for the underlying platform is vital. Node.js, with its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, is exactly the right choice to build RESTful APIs. This book will help you enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform. Starting with the fundamentals of REST, you will understand why RESTful web services are better data provisioning solution than other technologies. You will start setting up a development environment by installing Node.js, Express.js, and other modules. Next, you will write a simple HTTP request handler and create and test Node.js modules using automated tests and mock objects. You will then have to choose the most appropriate data storage type, having options between a key/value or document data store, and also you will implement automated tests for it. This module will evolve chapter by chapter until it turns into a full-fledged and secure Restful service. Style and approach Create state of the art RESTful API solutions leveraging Node.JS 4.x.



Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2 0

Developing RESTful Web Services with Jersey 2 0 Author Sunil Gulabani
ISBN-10 9781783288304
Release 2014-02-13
Pages 98
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The book will follow a standard tutorial approach and will teach readers how to use the Jersey API for creating RESTful web services. This book is intended for Java EE developers who are building applications on the REST architecture. This is a quick, hands-on guide for learning JAX-RS 2.0. Developers should have some knowledge about RESTful web services but it’s not essential to know JAX-RS 1.0.



Java Web Services Up and Running

Java Web Services  Up and Running Author Martin Kalin
ISBN-10 9780596555443
Release 2009-02-06
Pages 320
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This example-driven book offers a thorough introduction to Java's APIs for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) and RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS). Java Web Services: Up and Running takes a clear, pragmatic approach to these technologies by providing a mix of architectural overview, complete working code examples, and short yet precise instructions for compiling, deploying, and executing an application. You'll learn how to write web services from scratch and integrate existing services into your Java applications. With Java Web Services: Up and Running, you will: Understand the distinction between SOAP-based and REST-style services Write, deploy, and consume SOAP-based services in core Java Understand the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) service contract Recognize the structure of a SOAP message Learn how to deliver Java-based RESTful web services and consume commercial RESTful services Know security requirements for SOAP- and REST-based web services Learn how to implement JAX-WS in various application servers Ideal for students as well as experienced programmers, Java Web Services: Up and Running is the concise guide you need to start working with these technologies right away.



Django RESTful Web Services

Django RESTful Web Services Author Gastón C. Hillar
ISBN-10 9781788835572
Release 2018-01-25
Pages 326
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Design, build and test RESTful web services with the Django framework and Python Key Features Create efficient real-world RESTful web services with the latest Django framework Authenticate, secure, and integrate third-party packages efficiently in your Web Services Leverage the power of Python for faster Web Service development Book Description Django is a Python web framework that makes the web development process very easy. It reduces the amount of trivial code, which simplifies the creation of web applications and results in faster development. It is very powerful and a great choice for creating RESTful web services. If you are a Python developer and want to efficiently create RESTful web services with Django for your apps, then this is the right book for you. The book starts off by showing you how to install and configure the environment, required software, and tools to create RESTful web services with Django and the Django REST framework. We then move on to working with advanced serialization and migrations to interact with SQLite and non-SQL data sources. We will use the features included in the Django REST framework to improve our simple web service. Further, we will create API views to process diverse HTTP requests on objects, go through relationships and hyperlinked API management, and then discover the necessary steps to include security and permissions related to data models and APIs. We will also apply throttling rules and run tests to check that versioning works as expected. Next we will run automated tests to improve code coverage. By the end of the book, you will be able to build RESTful web services with Django. What you will learn The best way to build a RESTful Web Service or API with Django and the Django REST Framework Develop complex RESTful APIs from scratch with Django and the Django REST Framework Work with either SQL or NoSQL data sources Design RESTful Web Services based on application requirements Use third-party packages and extensions to perform common tasks Create automated tests for RESTful web services Debug, test, and profile RESTful web services with Django and the Django REST Framework Who this book is for This book is for Python developers who want to create RESTful web services with Django; you need to have a basic working knowledge of Django but no previous experience with RESTful web services is required.



PHP Web Services

PHP Web Services Author Lorna Jane Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781491933046
Release 2016-01-06
Pages 180
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Whether you’re sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so that users can access their data, this practical guide has everything you need to build APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell provides lots of hands-on code samples, real-world examples, and advice based on her extensive experience to guide you through the process—from the underlying theory to methods for making your service robust. You’ll learn how to use this language to work with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. This updated second edition includes new tools and features that reflect PHP updates and changes on the Web. Explore HTTP, from the request/response cycle to its verbs, headers, and cookies Work with and publish webhooks—user-defined HTTP callbacks Determine whether JSON or XML is the best data format for your application Get advice for working with RPC, SOAP, and RESTful services Use several tools and techniques for debugging HTTP web services Choose the service that works best for your application, and learn how to make it robust Document your API—and learn how to design it to handle errors