Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

The power of hypermedia remains non-obvious

Patrick Mueller contemplates whether or not we really need URIs in our documents1. This is a pretty common question in my experience. This question comes up because it is not always immediately obvious just how powerful embedding links in documents is. What Mr. Mueller suggests is that if you have a client that needs account

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Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State

One of the least well understood core tenets of the REST architectural style is that “hypermedia is the engine of application state”. Which basically means that responses from the server will be documents that include URIs to everything you can do next. For example, if GET a blog post the response document will have URIs

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Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

Tag: Web Applications

RESTful resource creation (redux)

Benjamin Carlyle has posted a followup about using PUT to create new resources in which he brings up some interesting issues. First, it seems I miss understood his original idea slightly. My misunderstanding does not affect how I feel about his approach much. I don’t like the idea of PUT-ting to a “factory” resource with

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