REST APIs are ubiquitous, but few of them follow a consistent design methodology. Using these simple rules, you will design web service APIs that adhere to recognized web standards. To assist you, author Mark Massé introduces the Web Resource Modeling Language (WRML), a conceptual framework he created for the design and implementation of REST APIs.
- Learn design rules for addressing resources with URIs
- Apply design principles to HTTP’s request methods and response status codes
- Work with guidelines for conveying metadata through HTTP headers and media types
- Understand why REST APIs should be designed and configured, not coded