RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

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Restful .Net is the first book that teaches Windows developers to build Restful web services using the latest Microsoft tools. Written by Windows Communication Foundation (Wfc) expert Jon Flanders, this hands-on tutorial demonstrates how you can use Wcf and other components of the .Net 3.5 Framework to build, deploy and use Rest-based web services in a variety of application scenarios. Restful architecture offers a simpler approach to building web services than Soap, Soa, and the cumbersome Ws-

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  1. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Concise, clear and lean, January 24, 2009
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    Aspi Havewala (Chicago, IL USA) –
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    This review is from: RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5 (Paperback)
    There are two things I really liked about Flanders’ book:

    (1) It has a gradual progression from concept to implementation that is both easy to read and very structured. It made the whole book very valuable. The initial section on REST is concise and either enlightening or revision, depending on what you already know. The transition to WCF programming is just as smooth.

    (2) It zeroes in on the essentials and provides very lean tutorials on the meat of implementing RESTful services. This is key because WCF as a technology is fairly dense and sprawling. Flanders starts with a quick tutorial of non-SOAP based web programming using WCF. And he covers both server side API implementation and client side consumption of the same.

    RESTful .NET’s biggest strength is that it is concise, clear and lean. To that point, you need the basics of HTTP, SOAP, WCF, XML, C# and (briefly) ASP in place.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    EXCELLENT reference, even if not what I expected, June 1, 2009
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    Jorin M. Slaybaugh (Wichita Falls, Texas United States) –
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    This review is from: RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5 (Paperback)
    I started reading this book after finishing Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 so I was already somewhat familiar with the basic principles of REST services in .NET but wanted more details about the inner workings of REST and specifically the details of configuration within IIS and web.config. Well, this book definitely covers the inner workings of REST within WCF VERY throroughly, but in my opinion, the approach was kind of counter-intuitive. He begins by providing command line examples, and perhaps it is due to my overall lack of experience with WCF, but I couldnt identify with the implementation of such an example, and the details of the web.config setup were only cursorily mentioned–everything was created in code. So, my exact goal was not fully acheived, however, the advantages of this book as a reference greatly outweigh that single disadvantage. The author delves quite deeply into an explanation of behaviors, endpoints, serialization, deserialization, and the URI template syntax — which basically are the key aspects of REST in WCF.NET. Even without a background in WCF, this book gets you up to speed very quickly.

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  3. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Well written; however, bad example code and too little focus on the client, October 14, 2009
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    D. Yates (Richardson, TX) –
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    This review is from: RESTful .NET: Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5 (Paperback)
    I like the way the author writes; however, I have a few problems with the book as a whole:
    – The example code is a mess. It’s badly formatted and a lot of just doesn’t work. If you don’t believe me, download it yourself before buying the book: […]
    – There is just not enough focus on the client (the book contains 11 chapters and chapter 10 is client code). However, the example must have been an academic exercise for the author who focused on SSDS rather than a simpler example. He would have been better off sticking to his example code and focusing more on security from the client’s perceptive.

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