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Spring in Action, 4th Edition: Covers Spring 4 by Craig Walls

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Chapter 16. Creating REST APIs with Spring MVC

This chapter covers

  • Writing controllers that serve REST resources
  • Representing resources in XML, JSON, and other formats
  • Consuming REST resources

Data is king.

As developers, we’re often focused on building great software to solve business problems. Data is just the raw material that your software processes need to get their job done. But if you were to ask most business people which is most valuable to them, data or software, they’d likely choose data. Data is the lifeblood of many businesses. Software is often replaceable, but the data gathered over the years can never be replaced.

Don’t you think it’s odd that, given the importance of data, the way we develop software often treats data ...

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