Media praise for REST API Design Rulebook

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"The book provides a decent set of information around REST, and had me either nodding my head or thinking at various stages. Its description and thoughts around REST were pretty good, but there is one area to be wary of. The book seems to do two things. Describe ways of doing REST well. Sell WRML, the authors own framework to help model REST" Full Review >
-- Rob Dawson, www.rojotek.com/blog

"Everyone has been hearing the buzz REST. As web services and api for websites are becoming popular, all are busy developing REST api's for their websites. What exactly is REST? REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture for distributed systems such as the World Wide Web. REST has emerged over the past few years as a predominant Web service design model. This is what wiki mentions . The book REST API Design Rulebook by Mark Massé; O'Reilly Media will teach you some rules which needs to be followed. This book has really helped me to understand some of the basic concepts of HTTP protocol. Yes really I was able to understand more on REST and how it should be represented etc. Probably you would have noticed websites with format ...." Full Review >
-- Hari K T, harikt.com/blog

"If you're new to the world of REST APIs, and if you're looking for a good set of working rules on how to design them, then Mark Massé's "REST API Design Rulebook" should live up to its title just fine. It's a short book (you could read it in an afternoon) and it tackles the subject matter in a direct and orderly fashion. For me, the highlight reel included: the first three chapters (on identifier design, interaction design, and metadata design), and some of the discussion in the final chapter ("Client Concerns") about security, and the overview (however brief) of JSONP and CORS as solutions for some otherwise challenging situations." Full Review >
-- Rob Friesel, blog.founddrama.net

"This a good book for beginners willing to understand what a REST API is about, its characteristics, HTTP methods and media resources in a short, concise, panoramic way. This book is an attempt to collect the best practices to expose the external behavior that a client, web or mobile. Experts can take an implicit 'audit' checklist to verify that their APIs are REST compliant." Full Review >
-- Eder Andres Avila Nino, ederandresan.blogspot.com/

"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. Unfortunately, it wasn't." Full Review >
-- James Langbridge, packetfury.net