Restlet in Action

Restlet in Action gets you started with the Restlet Framework and the REST architecture style. You’ll create and deploy applications in record time while learning to use popular RESTful Web APIs effectively. This book looks at the many aspects of web development, on both the server and client side, along with cloud computing, mobile Android devices, and Semantic Web applications.

In a RESTful architecture any component can act, if needed, as both client and server—this is flexible and powerful, but tricky to implement. The Restlet project is a reference implementation with a Java-based API and everything you need to build servers and web clients that integrate with most web and enterprise technologies.

Restlet in Action introduces the Restlet Framework and RESTful web APIs. You’ll see how to easily create and deploy your own web API while learning to consume other web APIs effectively. You’ll learn about designing, securing, versioning, documentation, optimizing, and more on both the server and client side, as well as about cloud computing, mobile Android devices, and Semantic Web applications.

The book requires a basic knowledge of Java and the web, but no prior exposure to REST or Restlet.

What’s Inside

  • Written by the creators of Restlet!
  • How to create your own web API
  • How to deploy on cloud and mobile platforms
  • Focus on Android, Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit, and OSGi technologies

Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting started
Chapter 1. Introducing the Restlet Framework
Chapter 2. Beginning a Restlet application
Chapter 3. Deploying a Restlet application

Part 2: Getting ready to roll out
Chapter 4. Producing and consuming Restlet representations
Chapter 5. Securing a Restlet application
Chapter 6. Documenting and versioning a Restlet application
Chapter 7. Enhancing a Restlet application with recipes and best practices

Part 3: Further use possibilities
Chapter 8. Using Restlet with cloud platforms
Chapter 9. Using Restlet in browsers and mobile devices
Chapter 10. Embracing hypermedia and the Semantic Web
Chapter 11. The future of Restlet

Appendix A. Overview of the Restlet Framework
Appendix B. Installing the Restlet Framework
Appendix C. Introducing the REST architecture style
Appendix D. Designing a RESTful web API
Appendix E. Mapping REST, HTTP, and the Restlet API
Appendix F. Getting additional help

Book Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193518234X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182344
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