This Week in REST is an idea originating on the REST discussion group and aimed at collaborative collection and publishing of links to papers, articles, discussions and other relevant material focused on the REST architectural style, on a weekly basis. In other words, it’s a weekly summary of REST-related stuff happening around the Web. Collection of links with short descriptions will be handled through a special REST wiki page – each week a new wiki page will be created for collecting links for that week. Anyone may add a link to the wiki after creating an account, so please – contribute if you find anything. When the week is over, the collected links and short descriptions will be published on the REST discussion group and on this blog.
OK, so here are links from last week (Jan 25 2010 – Jan 31 2010). Visit this REST wiki page for contributing links this week.
Around the Web
REST Doesn’t Lie – Looking at what a REST service can guarantee not to change over the life of the service. (by Jan Algermissen)
In Fear of Sub-Requests – The effects of having a media type with numerous links and the number of requests generated by the client. (by Jan Algermissen)
Scaling through rest: why rest clients require cache support – Benefits of using caches in RESTful environments and how it is achieved in the Restfulie framework (by Guilherme Silveira)
Hydras and Hypermedia at London Geek Night Ian Robinson announces that he will be presenting his Hydras and Hypermedia presentation on February 11th at London Geek Night.
HTTP Rorschach test – A set of HTML and XML “ink blots” and some questions around what they mean. (by Mike Amundsen)
Secret URLs and TAG deliberations Discussion on the W3C TAG mailing list on the usage of identifier secrecy as an access control mechanism.
REST discussion group
Understanding Steady States – Discussion around the meaning of steady states.
Forms as links and relations – Discussion on the relation between HTML forms and links.
RESTful Captcha and Statelessness – Approaches for implementing a RESTful CAPTCHA solution.
Restfulie 0.6 – The Restfulie REST framework for Ruby on Rails has released version 0.6.