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Leonard Richardson (http://www.crummy.com/) is the author of the Ruby Cookbook (O'Reilly) and of several open source libraries, including Beautiful Soup. A California native, he currently lives in New York.
An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit and recently contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju). When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in Kentucky, USA.
Sam Ruby is a prominent software developer who is a co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group and has made significant contributions to many of the Apache Software Foundation's open source software projects. He is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Emerging Technologies Group of IBM.
It's very clearly written and accessible, and doesn't require too much knowledge to dive into.
I assume many readers missed several major points that were made only on Appendix C, points that would fit nicely on a conclusion chapter.
Except that no examples, beyond a trivial maze game, are given of how to do things he way the author believes is correct.
This book may put you to sleep. After starting to read it I found some useful websites that help learning the content better. The websites are not as thorough. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allen
As we re-architect existing services to expose RESTful API's, we've found this book provides good reference material. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J Burnett
How exactly does one write a book about complex relations between different resources, tell you to draw link relations, etc. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cresten St.Clair
The author wants to convince the web API designer that the choice of media-types with hypermedia support as well as the adoption of standardized semantics (standard link relations,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by vitorcd
I was a bit confused from this book. The first half of it is definitely useful for anyone who
has no previous experience with HTTP (apart from using it unconsciously) and... Read more
I appreciated the code-less look at RESTful APIs. (While it may be code-less, it begs for you to start making HTTP requests and responses all over the wild and examining the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
this book help me a lot in order to get fully idea and understand the concept of RESTful in very clear way with enjoyable real life examplePublished 11 months ago by bandar