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Good Walk-Through of a RESTful Transactional Application

by Nick Gall  |  October 6, 2008  |  Comments Off on Good Walk-Through of a RESTful Transactional Application

How to GET a Cup of Coffee is a very detailed discussion of a RESTful application of ordering and paying for coffee at a hypothetical Starbucks. It shows a lot of the details needed to understand the power and flexibility of the approach. It even manages to explain HATEOAS (Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State. Nicely done.

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Nicholas Gall
VP Distinguished Analyst
14 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry

Nick Gall is a vice president in Gartner Research. As a founding member of Gartner’s Enterprise Planning and Architecture Strategies, Mr. Gall advises clients on enterprise strategies for interoperability, innovation and execution. Mr. Gall is a leading authority on middleware… Read Full Bio

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