© 2014

REST: Advanced Research Topics and Practical Applications

  • Cesare Pautasso
  • Erik Wilde
  • Rosa Alarcon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cesare Pautasso, Erik Wilde, Rosa Alarcon
    Pages 1-5
  3. REST Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Michael M. Gorlick, Richard N. Taylor
      Pages 9-25
    3. Myriam Leggieri, Michael Hausenblas
      Pages 27-49
    4. Ruben Verborgh, Andreas Harth, Maria Maleshkova, Steffen Stadtmüller, Thomas Steiner, Mohsen Taheriyan et al.
      Pages 69-89
    5. Robson Vincius Vieira Sanchez, Ricardo Ramos de Oliveira, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes
      Pages 125-143
  4. Practical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Morteza Ghandehari, Eleni Stroulia
      Pages 147-165
    3. Marcel Weiher, Craig Dowie
      Pages 193-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-222

About this book


This book serves as a starting point for people looking for a deeper principled understanding of REST, its applications, its limitations, and current research work in the area and as an architectural style. The authors focus on applying REST beyond Web applications (i.e., in enterprise environments), and in reusing established and well-understood design patterns. The book examines how RESTful systems can be designed and deployed, and what the results are in terms of benefits and challenges encountered in the process. This book is intended for information and service architects and designers who are interested in learning about REST, how it is applied, and how it is being advanced.


Application Programming Interface (API) Deployment of Interfaces Distributed Algorithm Global Identifier REST Architectural Style RESTful Services Representational State Transfer Web Services SOA - Service-Oriented Architectures

Editors and affiliations

  • Cesare Pautasso
    • 1
  • Erik Wilde
    • 2
  • Rosa Alarcon
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.EMC CorporationPleasantonUSA
  3. 3.Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileSantiagoChile

About the editors

Cesare Pautasso is an assistant professor at USI Lugano, Switzerland. Erik Wilde is a research scientist at EMC Intelligent Information Group. Rosa Alarcon is an assistant professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Bibliographic information


From the book reviews:

“The editors have now joined forces with Rosa Alarcon to deliver this new book that focuses on advanced research topics and practical applications of REST. … it is surely a useful resource for those involved in the development of information systems and in the conduction of research centered on the REST architectural style.” (Alessandro Berni, Computing Reviews, June, 2014)