martes, diciembre 09, 2014

RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices Book Review

Past week I have been reading the book RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices written by Bhakti Mehta. It is a good introduction book of RESTful patterns which compares how common REST API problems like pagination or internationalization are solved by companies like GitHub, Facebook or Twitter. Also there is one introductory chapter to HATEOAS.

The book is well-written and faces clearly each problem and how can be solved. Also compares how the same problem has been implemented by different companies, comparing their approaches and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

Maybe as something to be improved for my taste is the examples. In my opinion (maybe because of my expectations), the code examples are simple, which on one side is good because they are easy to follow but on the other side you will need to search on internet to find more complex examples on how to implement what is described in the book. Of course this will depend on your knowledge of REST and JAX-RS.

Overall a good book to read, easy understanding and a good starting point for RESTful patterns.

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