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RESTful Java Web Services by Jose Sandoval

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Chapter 4. RESTful Web Services Design

The RESTful development process follows traditional development paradigms. However, with RESTful web services, we need to analyze the resource requirements first, design the representation for our resources second, identify the URIs third, and, lastly, worry about implementation technologies.

Throughout this book we've talked about creating web services that are noun dependent as opposed to verb dependent. In this chapter we'll look at what that means in terms of the design process. For this, we'll design a blogging application, but we'll leave the implementation for later chapters. Our sample application is a micro-blogging web service (similar to Twitter), where users create accounts and then post entries. ...

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