Jim Webber is the SOA practice lead for ThoughtWorks where he works on dependable service-oriented systems. Jim was formerly a senior researcher with the UK E-Science programme where he developed strategies for aligning Grid computing with Web Services practices and architectural patterns for dependable Service-Oriented computing. Jim has extensive Web Services architecture and development experience as an architect with Arjuna Technologies and was the lead developer with Hewlett-Packard on the industry's first Web Services Transaction solution. Jim is an active speaker in the Web Services space and is co-author of the book "Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide." Jim holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and Ph.D. in Parallel Computing both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His blog is located at http://jim.webber.name.
Savas Parastatidis is a Developer in Microsoft's Technical Computing Cloud group, working on a platform for large scale data- and compute-intensive technologies. Previously he was part of Microsoft's Bing group where he focused on semantic and knowledge representation technologies. He also spent time in Microsoft Research where he led the design and implementation of a number of tools for scientists and a platform for semantic computing applications called Zentity. He originally joined Microsoft as part of the architecture team in the Connected System Division doing the initial work for the Oslo (M language) modeling platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, Savas was a Principal Research Associate at the University of Newcastle where he undertook research in the areas of distributed, service-oriented computing and e-Science. He was also the Chief Software Architect at the North-East Regional e-Science Centre where he oversaw the architecture and the application of Web Services technologies for a number of large research projects. Savas also worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Hewlett Packard where he co-lead the R&D effort for the industry's Web Service transactions service and protocol. Savas' blog is located at http://savas.me.
Ian Robinson is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he specialises in helping clients create sustainable service-oriented development capabilities that align business and IT from inception through to operation. He has written guidance for Microsoft on implementing service-oriented systems with Microsoft technologies, and has published articles on business-oriented development methodologies and distributed systems design - most recently in The ThoughtWorks Anthology (Pragmatic Programmers, 2008). He presents at conferences worldwide on RESTful enterprise integration and distributed systems design and delivery.
The book explains along with several practical advices, why is REST important, as originally envisioned by Roy Fielding. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kasler Lóránd Péter
This was pretty much just the book I needed; true to its name, it does focus on the HATEOS model, and I'm still not 100% sold on that (it starts looking like "turtles all the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Howard M. Lewis Ship
Phenomenal book. I've been developing REST APIs for years and this book is teaching me things I thought I understood. Well worth it even for a seasoned REST developer.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
easy read, to the point, applicable, current, helped at work, love examples in C# and Java which are the main languages I usePublished 11 months ago by Fed
This book explains REST in a platform generic way. The author explains the levels of REST compliance, and why you would want to be RESTful in the first place. Read morePublished 13 months ago by William Steinberg
Sometimes you read a book and feel what you have been missing and then go back to web to make sure there aren't others. For me this book was one of them. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good read and provides good insight into REST with some strongly expressed views on the different approaches of the alternate web services offerings. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stretch Kiwi
REST in Practice is one of my favorite architecture books. It helped me learn, appreciate, and leverage the power behind http, and think about the basic components of an http... Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Michael Hamrah
This is not the book to learn practical RESTful web services development for enterprise systems (see "RESTful Web Development" for that). Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by General Consumer