Synopses & Reviews
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. About the Technology
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. About the Book
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.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. 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
- Introducing the Restlet Framework
- Beginning a Restlet application
- Deploying a Restlet application
PART 2 GETTING READY TO ROLL OUT
- Producing and consuming Restlet representations
- Securing a Restlet application
- Documenting and versioning a Restlet application
- Enhancing a Restlet application with recipes and best practices
PART 3 FURTHER USE POSSIBILITIES
- Using Restlet with cloud platforms
- Using Restlet in browsers and mobile devices
- Embracing hypermedia and the Semantic Web
- The future of Restlet
REST is the main way that sites and applications communicate on the web. Restlet is a free, open source, Java-based framework that makes it easy to build RESTful web applications that use leading web technologies like Atom, Jetty, JSON, Spring, GWT, Google App Engine, and Android.
Restlet in Action shows readers how to use Restlet and REST to create and deploy applications in record time. It explores popular REST-based APIs like the ones provided by Facebook and Twitter, cloud computing, mobile Android devices, and semantic web applications. Many examples use Google's innovative Google Web Toolkit, Google App Engine, and Android technologies.
About the Author
Jerome Louvel is the co-founder of Noelios Technologies and the creator of the Restlet Framework which he launched in 2005 and still leads. He has more than 10 years of experiences in IT consulting and software edition, in Europe and in the USA.
Thierry Boileau is the co-founder of Noelios Technologies and core developer of the Restlet Framework since 2006. He has more than ten years of experience in software development.