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Good yet apparently missing a few points,
This review is from: REST in Practice: Hypermedia and Systems Architecture (Paperback)
The author team takes their RESTBucks coffee shop application through Richardson's Maturity Model explaining the issues at each level. Java (JAX-RS) and .Net implementations.
Then they go on to explain the importance of Hypermedia, and mentions that the hypermedia is a part of the representation. I'm not quite sure about this.
I tend to disagree with the way they implement this; as a List<Link> member. There are benefits and security issues with this approach. It becomes possible for any client to set a link including overwriting a link. While this can have benefits, the immediate security issues of a client setting e.g. payment links to phishing sites are also present.
They also like to use the Atom and AtomPub envelopes, which I fail to see work on a more common approach, that is, on any other media than formatted text.
The book is more recent though, and a good read.