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Interview and Book Excerpt: RESTful Web Services

Today, InfoQ publishes a sample chapter from "RESTful Web Services", a book authored by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby that covers the principles of the REST style, and explains how to build RESTful applications using Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java) and Django (for Python).

The book has received a number of very positive reviews, e.g. from Thomas Beck, Jon Udell, Paul Sandoz, and Corey Goldberg.

InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov had a chance to talk to the authors about their motivations for writing this book, their views on REST, and the difference to the SOAP/WSDL Web services approach.

Download the sample chapter and read the interview.

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