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This is Volume 15 of This week in REST, for May 3 2010 – May 9 2010. For more information on this blog see this post. If I missed an interesting blog post, discussion or paper – just e-mail me the links, tweet or leave a comment on the latest blog post. Thanks!

Around the Web

Status code drinking game – Just pure geek genius.

The cure for URI construction in your Web API is URI-Templates – On using URI templates and query languages for constructing URIs of RESTful resources. (by Mike Amundsen)

RESTful RPC – What the WS-* movement did wrong with RPC and how it should have looked like.

Resource-Oriented Architecture: Information, Not Containers – An overview of RDFa, Microformats and GRDDL. Not exactly sure why the article was labeled with ‘REST’ on InfoQ. (by Brian Sletten)

Using DNS for REST Web Service Discovery – A cool idea and interesting discussion in the comments section on re-using DNS for discovering REST services. (by Jan Algermissen)

WS-REST Workshop ThemesWS-REST musings: Investment in REST (it’s not where we might have expected) and WS-REST musings: Put Down the Gun, Son – Excellent thoughts and WS-REST workshop takeaways by the same author – where REST adoption is, what’s good and what’s bad and what we should do next. (by Stu Charlton)

Rest from scratch – Part 2 – Part 2 of the video tutorial on creating RESTful applications using the Restfulie framework. (by Guilherme Silveira)

WS-REST 2010 Closing Panel Discussion – A recording of the closing panel discussion “Do we need (more) research on REST?” is available on the WS-REST website. Panelists include: Mike Amundsen, Stuart Charlton, Cesare Pautasso, Ian Robinson, Sam Ruby and Erik Wilde.

Books

REST in Practice in editing/review/correction state and available on Amazon – The new book on REST by Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson is available for preorder on Amazon. The book is now in the review phase. (by Savas Parastatidis )

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