We have several projects at Red Hat that are currently implementing REST API’s, from . At first, REST is nice and easy, and has a lot of appeal because it’s not SOAP. When you get into the nitty-gritty of designing a REST API though, there are numerous niggling issues; to help address them across all our REST API’s, and simply to have a forum for people who are interested in best practices around REST, we now have a mailing list — if you are interested in designing good REST API’s, join the list and jump in on the discussion; this is a topic that goes way beyond Red Hat’s own applications and web services.
Mark compiled the discussions so far into an excellent guide, a great resource for the issues to look out for when writing a REST API and a good list of possible solutions to those issues.
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