Restful Web Services Reviews

Restful Web Services

Restful Web Services

“Every developer working with the Web needs to read this book.” — David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Rails framework

“RESTful Web Services finally provides a practical roadmap for constructing services that embrace the Web, instead of trying to route around it.” — Adam Trachtenberg, PHP author and EBay Web Services Evangelist

You’ve built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That’s where the future lies, and t

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Oracle Fusion Developer Guide: Building Rich Internet Applications with Oracle ADF Business Components and Oracle ADF Faces (Oracle Press)

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  1. 97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant and Horrible, July 19, 2008
    By 
    Lars Tackmann (Atherton, California) –

    This review is from: Restful Web Services (Paperback)
    Packed with all sorts of knowledge about REST, HTTP and AJAX this book will make you very capable at building well designed RESTful web services. Any topic imaginable is covered, from obscure ways of handling transactions, to Apache proxies, service implementations in Rails and the limitations of the current browser security model.

    While this is all good and useful stuff, it also scatters the books focus, which eventually turns out to be its major problem. The topic orientation simply sucks. I would recommend reading the book in this order:

    * Core knowledge
    – Introduction, Chapter 1 and 3
    – Chapter 4, 8, 9
    – Optional: chap 10 (comparison to SOAP).

    * REST service examples
    – Chapter 5, 6 and 7

    * REST clients
    – Chapter 2 and 11

    The service examples (chapter 5 – 7) should really have been one chapter. The client chapters does not show how to write clients against the provided example services, which is a major mistake. The core knowledge scattered throughout chapter 4, 8 and 9 (like the ATOM publishing protocol which is covered multiple places) should be collected and ordered.

    So why the four starts ?. I have to admit that my annoyance with the books topical layout is trumped by the authors knowledge and their ability to pack a surprising number of usable facts into this book. So if you do not loose your way in their topical jungle then you will eventually come through as a REST maven.

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  2. 84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good but pedantic and repetitious, August 29, 2007
    By 
    Alberto Accomazzi (Cambridge, MA USA) –
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    This review is from: Restful Web Services (Paperback)
    Ok, the concept behind the book is valid: let’s have computers use the web the way it was intended to be used, and if everybody sticks to a small set of reasonable design rules, we’d all be better off. But why does it take 400 pages for the authors to drive that point home (over and over again)? 70% of the content seems “filler” material, which has been put in just to turn this into a book. True, there are code examples that may be helpful to some beginner programmers, but I’m still left feeling that this could have been a well-written, 3-chapter book about 100 pages long.

    I’m still glad I read it but found the blabbing rather frustrating. My 2c.

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  3. 125 of 152 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Nearly Abysmal, August 2, 2007
    By 
    Evan Dower (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    This review is from: Restful Web Services (Paperback)
    1) The editors were apparently on vacation. There are numerous errors including several typographical errors that a simple spell-check would have caught (words like “ang” and “extrenal”) and a number of ungrammatical sentences.
    2) The authors frequently make best practices statements without actually supporting them with evidence or otherwise explaining what makes them best practices.
    3) There’s really only about 100 pages of content. The other three quarters of the book is repetition. For example, chapters 4 and 8 seem to be the same. There is even a specific example regarding content language that is presented in chapter 4 and not referred to but simply repeated in chapter 8.

    This book could be obsoleted by a brief 3 part tutorial perhaps combined with a half-hour slide show.

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  4. 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Could be a 5 star book, however…., August 11, 2010
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    Kelly A. Burton (San Antonio, TX United States) –
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    This review is from: Oracle Fusion Developer Guide: Building Rich Internet Applications with Oracle ADF Business Components and Oracle ADF Faces (Oracle Press) (Paperback)
    Frank is an expert on JDEV, he runs a great blog and is also an Ace on the Oracle Forums. Having known all this, I expected his book on JDEV to be awesome! The book falls short, there is not enough of the code samples to try out the material in JDev and see how the items actually work. The book covers advanced topics but not in enough detail to be carried out in real world code. The jump from JDev 10G to 11G is a huge leap, that requires a lot of examples and material to help the programmer out, this book is not it.

    If author/publisher would make the Workspaces available to the reader, one might be able to actually see how all the code is wired together and make use of the material. Without the code samples to work with the book is pretty much a waste of money. There is no more information in this book as there is in the Oracle docs that are free from the oracle site.

    Sorry but this book is not recommended.

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  5. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Building Rich Internet Applications, August 13, 2012
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    clement

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    This review is from: Oracle Fusion Developer Guide: Building Rich Internet Applications with Oracle ADF Business Components and Oracle ADF Faces (Oracle Press) (Paperback)
    Nice and detailed. Very technical and not too helpful for the beginner. Handy for the the advanced developer, to benefit both new and advance developers, I would suggest more use be made of illustrations.

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  6. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Terrible, what a waste of my money., November 12, 2012
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    Bob “Bob” (California, USA.) –

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    This review is from: Oracle Fusion Developer Guide: Building Rich Internet Applications with Oracle ADF Business Components and Oracle ADF Faces (Oracle Press) (Paperback)
    It is full of mambo jumbo and indecipherable paste of XML codes, I was hoping this book walk me through samples of creating apps but zero samples.

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