Simple RESTful API design guidelines that make sense
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Simple RESTful API design guidelines that make sense

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About the Book

This book provides a cookbook of guidelines on designing beautiful (simple to use) and practical (simple to implement) RESTful API. They have been validated by the point-of-view of different people (backend developer, frontend developer, etc.) and in various (Spring Boot with Angular or React) projects. Each guideline is duly justified in its own section later in the book.

Disclaimer: This book is offered at a lower price to get early feedback (80% completed). It is a live-book in order to be updated and will never reach 100%.

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Purpose of this book
    • Notation
    • Errata
    • Book Target Audience
    • Book Structure
  • Chapter 2. REST API Cookbook
  • Chapter 3. Fictional Case Study
    • ACME’s domain model
    • Use Cases
  • Chapter 4. The History and evolution of APIs
    • RPC (1970-2000)
    • SOAP (2000-2010)
    • REST (2000-today)
    • Other non-REST Technologies
  • Chapter 5. On the shoulders of giants
    • Web Standards
    • Architectural Styles and Patterns
  • Chapter 6. API Maturity Models
  • Chapter 7. API Design Patterns Analysis
    • Principles
    • URL Template
    • Naming
    • Methods
    • Data Dictionary
    • Payload
    • Parameters
    • Filtering and Searching
    • API Composition
    • Concurrency Control
    • Consistency
    • Large File Transfers
    • Pushing data to Client
    • API Localization
    • Caching
    • Async API
    • Resilient API
    • API Documentation
    • Extending HTTP
    • API Style Guide Automation
    • API Security
    • API Observability
    • API Deployment
    • API Testing
    • Discouraged Practices
  • Annex. Terminology

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