REST application design checklist

Joe Gregorio lays out a simple process for designing a REST application. I’ve been doing a lot of this kind of design and development lately, but I still found that this piece clarified my thinking. In a nutshell, Joe’s process is:

To build a good REST service you need to answer the following questions:

  1. What are the URIs?
  2. What’s the format?
  3. What methods are supported at each URI?
  4. What status codes could be returned?

I like the simple table with columns for Resource, Method, Representation, Status Codes - useful for a initial specification, and I’ve learned about how GET methods should be idempotent.

Thanks to Matt Mower for blogging this link

This was previously published at http://blog.sockdrawer.org and was retrieved from the Internet Archive



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