REST: From Research to Practice

  • Erik Wilde
  • Cesare Pautasso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Cesare Pautasso, Erik Wilde
      Pages 1-18
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jaime Navon, Federico Fernandez
      Pages 21-33
    3. Paul Adamczyk, Patrick H. Smith, Ralph E. Johnson, Munawar Hafiz
      Pages 35-57
  4. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Ian Robinson
      Pages 61-91
    3. Mike Amundsen
      Pages 93-116
    4. Irum Rauf, Ivan Porres
      Pages 117-135
    5. Jan Algermissen
      Pages 137-159
    6. Duncan Cragg
      Pages 161-195
  5. Development Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Amirhosein Taherkordi, Frank Eliassen, Daniel Romero, Romain Rouvoy
      Pages 221-236
    3. Erik Albert, Sudarshan S. Chawathe
      Pages 237-258
    4. Lars Hagge, Daniel Szepielak, Przemyslaw Tumidajewicz
      Pages 279-299
  6. Application Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Damaris Fuentes-Lorenzo, Luis Sánchez, Antonio Cuadra-Sánchez, María del Mar Cutanda-Rodríguez
      Pages 303-317
  7. REST and Pervasive Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Dominique Guinard, Mathias Mueller, Vlad Trifa
      Pages 359-379
    3. Vlad Trifa, Dominique Guinard, Simon Mayer
      Pages 381-400
    4. Mauro Caporuscio, Marco Funaro, Carlo Ghezzi
      Pages 401-422
  8. REST Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Michael Hausenblas
      Pages 425-440
    3. Hildeberto Mendonça, Vincent Nicolas, Olga Vybornova, Benoit Macq
      Pages 441-458
    4. Antonio Garrote Hernández, María N. Moreno García
      Pages 459-471
    5. Jacek Kopecký, Tomas Vitvar, Carlos Pedrinaci, Maria Maleshkova
      Pages 473-506
    6. Guy Pardon, Cesare Pautasso
      Pages 507-524
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 525-528

About this book


Exploring ways of developing and implementing applications for REST, the Representational State Transfer system architecture conceived along with the World Wide Web, is gaining prominence as a research topic in academia and industry. Edited by two of the leading lights in REST research, this volume features edited and expanded papers from a key workshop at the 2010 World Wide Web conference, as well as further contributions by researchers on the cutting edge of REST development. The chapters aim to build understanding between those engaged in the abstractions of academic research on REST and the many originators and designers of processes claiming to be ‘RESTful’.

As well as covering the core principles of REST’s architectural style, this significant contribution to the literature on Web development examines a number of REST applications that appear to display advantages over its competing ‘WS’ architecture. Contributors also assess the benefits REST brings to pervasive computing and cast an eye towards the future with a section on open research questions such as deciding on resource granularity, modeling metadata, and handling transactions.


Deployment Interfaces REST REST architectural style RESTful Services Representational State Transfer Web Services SOA Scalability Service-Oriented Architectures global identifier

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Wilde
    • 1
  • Cesare Pautasso
    • 2
  1. 1., School of InformationUC BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2., Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8302-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8303-9
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