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Not quite what I expected...,
This review is from: REST API Design Rulebook (Kindle Edition)
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy to review.
I've been using the REST interface for some time now, but on and off, and I'm not necessarily an expert on the subject. I wanted, I needed, something that could help me fully use REST, and explain the little details that I probably missed. I needed something to help me fully grasp REST. I thought that this book would be the answer.
The author obviously had a very good grasp on the technology, and knows his subject. The very first pages are about the history of REST, where and why. Very quickly, the author talks about WRML, a conceptual framework he invented. Unfortunately, we go into fat more detail about WRML than we do about REST. There are REST rules, and they are very good, but they are often drowned out by WRML. Specifically, when talking about the importance of JSON, the author correctly states that JSON is important, but cannot do everything, therefore here is what can be done with WRML. The book still contains great rules on REST, but you have to filter them out, which is a shame.
The title may have been misleading, or possibly I was thinking too much about one particular subject, but this was not quite what I expected. I thought that this book would be readily available every time I create a REST interface, but instead, it may just return to the bookshelf to be rarely used.