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Java EE and HTML5 Enterprise Application Development by Geertjan Wielenga, Arun Gupta, John Brock

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RESTful Resources
REST, or Representational State Transfer, is an architectural style for distributed systems such as the World Wide Web. This term was originally introduced and defined in 2000 by Roy Fielding in his dissertation Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. Fielding’s motivation for choosing the dissertation topic was his “desire to understand and evaluate the architectural design of network-based application software through principled use of architectural constraints, thereby obtaining the functional, performance, and social properties desired of an architecture.” See www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/introduction.htm ...

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