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REST in Practice: Hypermedia and Systems Architecture--New from O'Reilly

September 28, 2010

REST in Practice
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Sebastopol, CA—Why don't typical enterprise projects go as smoothly as projects you develop for the Web? Does the REST architectural style really present a viable alternative for building distributed systems and enterprise-class applications?

In this insightful book, REST in Practice (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD), three SOA experts provide a down-to-earth explanation of REST and demonstrate how you can develop simple and elegant distributed hypermedia systems by applying the Web's guiding principles to common enterprise computing problems. You'll learn techniques for implementing specific Web technologies and patterns to solve the needs of a typical company as it grows from modest beginnings to become a global enterprise.

  • Learn basic Web techniques for application integration
  • Use HTTP and the Web’s infrastructure to build scalable, fault-tolerant enterprise applications
  • Discover the Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) pattern for manipulating resources
  • Build RESTful services that use hypermedia to model state transitions and describe business protocols
  • Learn how to make Web-based solutions secure and interoperable
  • Extend integration patterns for event-driven computing with the Atom Syndication Format and implement multi-party interactions in AtomPub
  • Understand how the Semantic Web will impact systems design

Advance Praise
"REST in Practice unifies a grounded, pragmatic approach to building real-world services with crystal-clear explanations of higher-level abstractions. The result is a book that teaches you both how and why to develop services with flexible, negotiable, discoverable interfaces."
—Michael T. Nygard, author of Release It!

"Jim, Savas, and Ian manage to make the notoriously abstract concepts behind RESTful integration useful and applicable in day-to-day work, as well as easy to understand. If you're looking into how to do web-based integration simply and effectively, this is where you should start."
—Mark Nottingham, Principal Technical Yahoo!, Yahoo

"It is no coincidence that since Jim, Savas, and Ian started their frequent presentations and writings on the importance and applicability of hypermedia in distributed systems, the landscape of REST's practical usage started to change. Restulie is an example of how influential their ideas have been."
—Guilherme Silveira, Tech Lead at Caelum and Restfulie Project Leader

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About the Authors

Jim Webber, a director with ThoughtWorks, works on dependable distributed systems. His blog is located at http://jim.webber.name.

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Savas Parastatidis, an architect at Microsoft, works on a platform for large-scale data- and complete-intensive applications. Savas' blog is located at http://savas.me.

View Savas Parastatidis's full profile page.

Ian Robinson, a principal consultant with ThoughtWorks, helps clients create sustainable, service-oriented development capabilities from inception to operation.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449383312

REST in Practice REST in Practice
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis, Ian Robinson
ISBN: 9780596805821, 448 pages
Print Price: $44.99   Ebook Price: $31.99  

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