Saturday, November 4, 2006

REST Web Services: The Book

So it looks like Leonard Richardson (who I just barely managed to avoid working with at CollabNet, as he left just before I started) and Sam Ruby are working on a book about REST Web Services (and FWIW, I think that's a great title, calling it "REST Web Services with Ruby" just limits the audience, and if it's written correctly the concepts should be applicable anywhere).

It's great to see this subject getting some attention from publishers, since so much of the "Web Services" books out there are devoted to the WS-* pile of crap, and totally ignore what you can do with just the building blocks HTTP gives you. Perhaps even more importantly, it's great to see people as capable as Sam and Leonard taking it on. This will clearly be a book to keep an eye out for in the future...