(438页，文全) 本书向读者介绍了什么是REST、什么是面向资源的架构（Resource-Oriented Architecture，ROA）、REST式设计的优点、REST式Web服务的真实案例分析、如何用各种流行的编程语言编写Web服务客户端、如何用三种流行的框架（Ruby on Rails、Restlet和Django）实现REST式服务等。不仅讲解REST与面向资源的架构（ROA）的概念与原理，还向读者介绍如何编写符合REST风格的Web 2．0应用。本书详实、易懂，实战性强，提供了大量RESTful Web服务开发的最佳实践和指导，适合广大的Web开发人员、Web架构师及对Web开发或Web架构感兴趣的广大技术人员与学生阅读。
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.