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Web services for the real world
Leonard Richardson (http://www.crummy.com/) is the author of the Ruby Cookbook (O'Reilly) and of several open source libraries, including Beautiful Soup. A California native, he currently lives in New York.
Sam Ruby is a prominent software developer who has made significant contributions to the many of the Apache Software Foundation's open source projects, and to the standardization of web feeds via his involvement with the Atom web feed standard and the popular Feed Validator web service.He currently holds a Senior Technical Staff Member position in the Emerging Technologies Group of IBM. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The authors manage to describe RESTful web services, Resource Oriented Architecture and how it compares with traditional web service standards, like SOAP, in an easy to understand... Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2010 by Jacob Reimers
Very clear, well written, and informative. It includes plenty of clear examples. It's also very readable - which tends to be a rare quality in technical books.Published on 22 Feb. 2008 by anonymous