RESTful Web APIs

Services for a Changing World

Author: Leonard Richardson,Mike Amundsen,Sam Ruby

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449359736

Category: Computers

Page: 406

View: 6723

The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API. Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge" Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems

RESTful Web APIs

Author: Leonard Richardson,Mike Amundsen,Sam Ruby

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449359744

Category: Computers

Page: 406

View: 4130

The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API. Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge" Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems

RESTful Web Services

Author: Leonard Richardson,Sam Ruby

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554605

Category: Computers

Page: 454

View: 2113

"Every developer working with the Web needs to read this book." -- David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Rails framework "RESTful Web Services finally provides a practical roadmap for constructing services that embrace the Web, instead of trying to route around it." -- Adam Trachtenberg, PHP author and EBay Web Services Evangelist You've built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That's where the future lies, and that's what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed computing platform. But today's web service technologies have lost sight of the simplicity that made the Web successful. They don't work like the Web, and they're missing out on its advantages. This book puts the "Web" back into web services. It shows how you can connect to the programmable web with the technologies you already use every day. The key is REST, the architectural style that drives the Web. This book: Emphasizes the power of basic Web technologies -- the HTTP application protocol, the URI naming standard, and the XML markup language Introduces the Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), a common-sense set of rules for designing RESTful web services Shows how a RESTful design is simpler, more versatile, and more scalable than a design based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Includes real-world examples of RESTful web services, like Amazon's Simple Storage Service and the Atom Publishing Protocol Discusses web service clients for popular programming languages Shows how to implement RESTful services in three popular frameworks -- Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java), and Django (for Python) Focuses on practical issues: how to design and implement RESTful web services and clients This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services. It sets down the best practices you need to make your design a success, and the techniques you need to turn your design into working code. You can harness the power of the Web for programmable applications: you just have to work with the Web instead of against it. This book shows you how.

RESTful Web Services Cookbook

Solutions for Improving Scalability and Simplicity

Author: Subbu Allamaraju

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388843

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 6721

While the REST design philosophy has captured the imagination of web and enterprise developers alike, using this approach to develop real web services is no picnic. This cookbook includes more than 100 recipes to help you take advantage of REST, HTTP, and the infrastructure of the Web. You'll learn ways to design RESTful web services for client and server applications that meet performance, scalability, reliability, and security goals, no matter what programming language and development framework you use. Each recipe includes one or two problem statements, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for solving them, as well as examples using HTTP requests and responses, and XML, JSON, and Atom snippets. You'll also get implementation guidelines, and a discussion of the pros, cons, and trade-offs that come with each solution. Learn how to design resources to meet various application scenarios Successfully design representations and URIs Implement the hypertext constraint using links and link headers Understand when and how to use Atom and AtomPub Know what and what not to do to support caching Learn how to implement concurrency control Deal with advanced use cases involving copying, merging, transactions, batch processing, and partial updates Secure web services and support OAuth

REST API Design Rulebook

Author: Mark Masse

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449310508

Category: Computers

Page: 94

View: 1810

The basic rules of REST APIs - "many nouns, few verbs, stick with HTTP" - seem easy, but that simplicity and power require discipline to work smoothly. This brief guide provides next steps for implementing complex projects on simple and extensible foundations.

Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

Author: Michael Amundsen,Mike Amundsen

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449306578

Category: Computers

Page: 219

View: 2212

With this concise book, you’ll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don’t simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You’ll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples. Too many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don’t scale well—costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain stable and flexible as they scale. Learn the H-Factors for representing application metadata across all media types and formats Understand the four basic design elements for authoring hypermedia types Convert a simple read-only XML-based media type into a successful API design Examine the challenges and advantages of designing a hypermedia type with JSON Use HTML5’s rich set of hypermedia controls in the API design process Learn the details of documenting, publishing, and registering media type designs and link-relation types

REST in Practice

Hypermedia and Systems Architecture

Author: Jim Webber,Savas Parastatidis,Ian Robinson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596805829

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 3081

REST continues to gain momentum as the best method for building Web services, and this down-to-earth book delivers techniques and examples that show how to design and implement integration solutions using the REST architectural style.

Restful Web Clients

Enabling Reuse Through Hypermedia

Author: Amundsen, Mike

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491921870

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8146

Powerful web-based REST and hypermedia-style APIs are becoming more common every day, but instead of applying the same techniques and patterns to hypermedia clients, many developers rely on custom client code. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to move from one-off implementations to general-purpose client apps that are stable, flexible, and reusable. Author Mike Amundsen provides extensive background, easy-to-follow examples, illustrative dialogues, and clear recommendations for building effective hypermedia-based client applications. Along the way, you'll learn how to harness many of the basic principles that underpin the Web. Convert HTML-only web apps into a JSON API service Overcome the challenges of maintaining plain JSON-style client apps Decouple the output format from the internal object model with the representor pattern Explore client apps built with HAL--Hypertext Application Language Tackle reusable clients with the Request, Parse, Wait Loop (RPW) pattern Learn the pros and cons of building client apps with the Siren content type Deal with API versioning by adopting a change-over-time aesthetic Compare how JSON, HAL, Siren, and Collection+JSON clients handle the Objects/Addresses/Actions Challenge Craft a single client application that can consume multiple services

RESTful .NET

Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

Author: Jon Flanders

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554330

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 3541

RESTful .NET is the first book that teaches Windows developers to build RESTful web services using the latest Microsoft tools. Written by Windows Communication Foundation (WFC) expert Jon Flanders, this hands-on tutorial demonstrates how you can use WCF and other components of the .NET 3.5 Framework to build, deploy and use REST-based web services in a variety of application scenarios. RESTful architecture offers a simpler approach to building web services than SOAP, SOA, and the cumbersome WS- stack. And WCF has proven to be a flexible technology for building distributed systems not necessarily tied to WS- standards. RESTful .NET provides you with a complete guide to the WCF REST programming model for building web services consumed either by machines or humans. You'll learn how to: Program Read-Only (GET) services Program READ/WRITE services Host REST services Program REST feeds Program AJAX REST clients Secure REST endpoints Use workflow to deliver REST services Consume RESTful XML services using WCF Work with HTTP Work with ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) RESTful .NET introduces you to the ideas of REST and RESTful architecture, and includes a detailed discussion of how the Web/REST model plugs into the WCF architecture. If you develop with .NET, it's time to jump on the RESTful bandwagon. This book explains how. "While REST is simple, WCF is not. To really understand and exploit this part of WCF requires a knowledgeable and experienced guide. I don't know anybody who's better suited for this role than Jon Flanders. ...Jon is first-rate at explaining complicated things. This book is the best introduction I've seen to creating and using these services with WCF."--David Chappell, Chappell & Associates

Web Service APIs and Libraries

Author: Jason Paul Michel

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891182X

Category: Computers

Page: 152

View: 7393

This book shows how to enhance an institution's presence on the Web with tools that integrate a variety of handy, popular programs. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and Michel shows readers how to integrate them into existing library websites as well as use them to launch new kinds of services. Offering step-by-step guidance, this book Uses real-world examples to show how APIs can be used to promote library materials and events, visualize data, educate patrons, and mobilize library services Demonstrates how to create and manage widgets for photo galleries, instant reporting on computer/printer availability, featured book titles and book reviews from library users, tracking usage data, and many other library functions Includes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google Charts, OCLC, WordPress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi Trust Provides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plans Focusing on widely adopted tools that all have immediate, useful applications, this practical book will help extend any library’s reach.

Pro RESTful APIs

Design, Build and Integrate with REST, JSON, XML and JAX-RS

Author: Sanjay Patni

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484226658

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 3830

Discover the RESTful technologies, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX-RS web services, SOAP and more, for building today's microservices, big data applications, and web service applications. This book is based on a course the Oracle-based author is teaching for UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley which covers architecture, design best practices and coding labs. Pro RESTful APIs: Design gives you all the fundamentals from the top down: from the top (architecture) through the middle (design) to the bottom (coding). This book is a must have for any microservices or web services developer building applications and services. What You'll Learn Discover the key RESTful APIs, including REST, JSON, XML, JAX, SOAP and more Use these for web services and data exchange, especially in today's big data context Harness XML, JSON, REST, and JAX-RS in examples and case studies Apply best practices to your solutions’ architecture Who This Book Is For Experienced web programmers and developers.

RESTful Web API Design with Node.js

Author: Valentin Bojinov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786463202

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 7508

Design and implement efficient RESTful solutions with this practical hands-on guide About This Book Create a fully featured RESTful API solution from scratch. Learn how to leverage Node.JS, Express, MongoDB and NoSQL datastores to give an extra edge to your REST API design. Use this practical guide to integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application. Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book is web developers who have some experience with RESTful services. Familiarity with basic JavaScript programming techniques is required. No prior experience with Node.JS or Express.js is required. What You Will Learn Install, develop, and test your own Node.js user modules Comprehend the differences between an HTTP and a RESTful application Optimize RESTful service URI routing with best practices Eliminate third-party dependencies in your tests with mocking Learn about NoSQL data stores and integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application with Mongoose Secure your services with NoSQL database integration within Node.js applications Enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform In Detail In this era of cloud computing, every data provisioning solution is built in a scalable and fail-safe way. Thus, when building RESTful services, the right choice for the underlying platform is vital. Node.js, with its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, is exactly the right choice to build RESTful APIs. This book will help you enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform. Starting with the fundamentals of REST, you will understand why RESTful web services are better data provisioning solution than other technologies. You will start setting up a development environment by installing Node.js, Express.js, and other modules. Next, you will write a simple HTTP request handler and create and test Node.js modules using automated tests and mock objects. You will then have to choose the most appropriate data storage type, having options between a key/value or document data store, and also you will implement automated tests for it. This module will evolve chapter by chapter until it turns into a full-fledged and secure Restful service. Style and approach Create state of the art RESTful API solutions leveraging Node.JS 4.x.

APIs: A Strategy Guide

Author: Daniel Jacobson,Dan Woods,Greg Brail

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449308929

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 7655

"Creating channels with application programming interfaces"--Cover.

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

Harnessing the Power of the Web

Author: Glenn Block,Pablo Cibraro,Pedro Felix,Howard Dierking,Darrel Miller

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449337899

Category: Computers

Page: 538

View: 8984

Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients—including browsers and mobile devices—that can adapt to change over time. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through the theory and tools you need to build evolvable HTTP services with Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework. In the process, you’ll learn how design and implement a real-world Web API. Ideal for experienced .NET developers, this book’s sections on basic Web API theory and design also apply to developers who work with other development stacks such as Java, Ruby, PHP, and Node. Dig into HTTP essentials, as well as API development concepts and styles Learn ASP.NET Web API fundamentals, including the lifecycle of a request as it travels through the framework Design the Issue Tracker API example, exploring topics such as hypermedia support with collection+json Use behavioral-driven development with ASP.NET Web API to implement and enhance the application Explore techniques for building clients that are resilient to change, and make it easy to consume hypermedia APIs Get a comprehensive reference on how ASP.NET Web API works under the hood, including security and testability

Ruby Cookbook

Recipes for Object-Oriented Scripting

Author: Lucas Carlson,Leonard Richardson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449373674

Category: Computers

Page: 992

View: 3618

Why spend time on coding problems that others have already solved when you could be making real progress on your Ruby project? This updated cookbook provides more than 350 recipes for solving common problems, on topics ranging from basic data structures, classes, and objects, to web development, distributed programming, and multithreading. Revised for Ruby 2.1, each recipe includes a discussion on why and how the solution works. You’ll find recipes suitable for all skill levels, from Ruby newbies to experts who need an occasional reference. With Ruby Cookbook, you’ll not only save time, but keep your brain percolating with new ideas as well. Recipes cover: Data structures including strings, numbers, date and time, arrays, hashes, files and directories Using Ruby’s code blocks, also known as closures OOP features such as classes, methods, objects, and modules XML and HTML, databases and persistence, and graphics and other formats Web development with Rails and Sinatra Internet services, web services, and distributed programming Software testing, debugging, packaging, and distributing Multitasking, multithreading, and extending Ruby with other languages

Java EE 7 Essentials

Enterprise Developer Handbook

Author: Arun Gupta

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449370608

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 5515

Get up to speed on the principal technologies in the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7, and learn how the latest version embraces HTML5, focuses on higher productivity, and provides functionality to meet enterprise demands. Written by Arun Gupta, a key member of the Java EE team, this book provides a chapter-by-chapter survey of several Java EE 7 specifications, including WebSockets, Batch Processing, RESTful Web Services, and Java Message Service. You’ll also get self-paced instructions for building an end-to-end application with many of the technologies described in the book, which will help you understand the design patterns vital to Java EE development. Understand the key components of the Java EE platform, with easy-to-understand explanations and extensive code samples Examine all the new components that have been added to Java EE 7 platform, such as WebSockets, JSON, Batch, and Concurrency Learn about RESTful Web Services, SOAP XML-based messaging protocol, and Java Message Service Explore Enterprise JavaBeans, Contexts and Dependency Injection, and the Java Persistence API Discover how different components were updated from Java EE 6 to Java EE 7

Restful Api Design

Author: Matthias Biehl

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514735169

Category:

Page: 290

View: 403

Looking for best practices in RESTful APIs? This book is for you! Why? Because this book is packed with best practices on many technical aspects of RESTful API Design, such as the correct use of resources, URIs, representations, content types, data formats, parameters, HTTP status codes and HTTP methods. You want to design and develop APIs like a Pro? Use API description languages to both design APIs and develop APIs efficiently. The book introduces the two most common API description languages RAML and OpenAPI/Swagger. Your APIs connect to legacy systems? The book shows best practices for connecting APIs to existing backend systems. You expect lots of traffic on your API? The book shows you how to achieve high security, performance, availability and smooth evolution and versioning. Your company cares about its customers? Learn a customer-centric design and development approach for APIs, so you can design APIs as digital products. The API-University Series is a modular series of books on API-related topics. Each book focuses on a particular API topic, so you can select the topics within APIs, which are relevant for you. Keywords: RESTful, REST, API Design, API, API Description Languages, RAML, OpenAPI/Swagger

Expert ASP.NET Web API 2 for MVC Developers

Author: Adam Freeman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484200853

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 1559

Web API 2 is the latest evolution of Microsoft's web services toolkit, which allows the creation of RESTful applications built on the ASP.NET platform. It provides a standards-based approach and a high-productivity development model that makes it easy to deliver services to a wide-range of clients, including mobile devices. This book puts Web API into context for the experienced MVC Framework developer and dives deep into the tools and techniques required to build Web API applications that integrate with the MVC Framework and shows you how to create single-page applications to consume them. Best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from Web API 2 by building on the foundation of the MVC Framework and the ASP.NET platform. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need.

RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0

Designing and Developing Distributed Web Services

Author: Bill Burke

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449361455

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 9797

Learn how to design and develop distributed web services in Java, using RESTful architectural principles and the JAX-RS 2.0 specification in Java EE 7. By focusing on implementation rather than theory, this hands-on reference demonstrates how easy it is to get started with services based on the REST architecture. With the book’s technical guide, you’ll learn how REST and JAX-RS work and when to use them. The RESTEasy workbook that follows provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and running several working JAX-RS examples, using the JBoss RESTEasy implementation of JAX-RS 2.0. Learn JAX-RS 2.0 features, including a client API, server-side asynchronous HTTP, and filters and interceptors Examine the design of a distributed RESTful interface for an e-commerce order entry system Use the JAX-RS Response object to return complex responses to your client (ResponseBuilder) Increase the performance of your services by leveraging HTTP caching protocols Deploy and integrate web services within Java EE7, servlet containers, EJB, Spring, and JPA Learn popular mechanisms to perform authentication on the Web, including client-side SSL and OAuth 2.0