Kill me, but I don’t understand why people write books about REST. Why you torture yourself, the keyboard, and finally your readers with a topic which can be explained in a few sentences?
So, skipping a tedious chapter of HTTL libraries in Ruby, Python, Java and curl, more tedious chapter on HTML4, XHTML, HTML5, Atom, XML, a little less tedious chapter about a couple of Ajax libraries, extremely tedious chapter with standard HTTP response codes, unrealistically tedious chapter about standard HTTP headers, the essence of the book can be expressed very briefly. This is my summary of the entire book.
Developing a web-service you should follow some recommendations:
http://domain/engine.php?func=123&id=testfor get user details it should be something like
That’s it! Now you know the whole book.
This is a rare situation when I’m seriously considering money back. Unfortunately I cannot re-sell because it’s a bloody e-book.