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by Subbu Allamaraju on January 18, 2011

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Now Available in Stores

by Subbu Allamaraju on March 11, 2010

This book is now available in stores.

Many thanks to Mark Nottingham, Eben Hewitt, Colin Jack, Stefan Tilkov, Norbert Lindenberg, Chris Westin, Dan Theurer, Shaunak Kashyap, Larry Cable, Alan Dean, Surya Suravarapu, Jim D’Ambrosia, Randolph Kahle, Dhananjay Nene and Brian Sletten for their valuable and critical feedback on this book.

If you are interested reviewing the book, please email me directly. The Yahoo! Developer Network may be interested in publishing a review.


Rough Cuts Back Online

December 22, 2009

A few days ago, several people noticed that the link to the rough cuts draft was returning a 404. The book title was also missing from the search index on Safari. Both are now working correctly. Here is the link from Safari –

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Pre-Production Draft Now on Safari

December 19, 2009

A pre-production version of the RESTful Web Services Cookbook in now on Safari Online (requires login to your Safari account). This draft now contains 106 recipes in 14 chapters including a new chapter on security. Currently, the link at Safari Online – requires login. Without login, it returns a 404.

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Second Draft on Rough Cuts

November 19, 2009

A second draft of the book is now available on Safari Online. This revision includes numerous polite comments from reviewers. In the last two months, I have received very valuable feedback on the content, tempo and accuracy of the recipes in the book. I can’t thank the reviewers enough.

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Rough Cuts Now Available

September 5, 2009

A rough cuts version of this book is now available via Safari Online. See This is the first full draft of the book. Although the outline is more or less final, there are number of recipes that need to be refactored and rewritten. Your comments are very much appreciated.

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Updated TOC

August 13, 2009

Just updated the Table of Contents for the first half of the book.

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A Measure

July 8, 2009

As we work through various aspects of designing and developing RESTful applications and documenting recipes in our RESTful Web Services Cookbook, we realized the need for a way to measure the quality of guidance that this book provides. There are several ways to come up with a measure. We could use Roy’s definition of REST [...]

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URI Parameters for Resource Naming

June 1, 2009

Here is an example that we are trying to grapple with. Say, a server is providing two URIs.;select=a,b,c Of these, the purpose of the second URI is to refer to a portion of the resource identified by the first URI. The server could use query parameters or matrix parameters. That is just an [...]

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Caching Read-Write Web Services

May 23, 2009

We’re mapping out the chapter on caching; lots of discussions back and forth. We both think this will be an important part of the book. So far, here are some key topics we plan to cover: Validation Caching for Dynamic Resources (ETags, Last-Modified-Date. etc) Expiration Caching for Static Resources (Expires, Max-Age, etc.) Caching Composite Resources [...]

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