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Welcome to the REST CookBook

REST is hot! And REST is finally rediscovered by API programmers all over the world. But REST isn't always as easy as it seems on first look. Dealing with HATEOAS, Code on demand and uniform interfaces can be really tricky and many people will fall back to not-so-restful approaches when things are starting to become more difficult. But it doesn't need to be. Once you get to know REST, you will like it.

The RESTful cookbook website is inspired by the puppetcookbook from Dean Wilson, who created cookbook recipes on how to deal with some of the issues people are facing over and over again when using the Puppet Configuration management tool. This site however, is about dealing with issues and questions people are facing over and over again when trying to create RESTful APIs.

This site is created by Joshua Thijssen and is available on github, so you can always add or update information if you like. With more contributions, this site can become the place where you can find all answers to your RESTful questions once and for all.


And now the disclaimers. This site is maintained by Joshua Thijssen and others. All information found here is written and updated by a group of volunteers. In no way we are or can be held responsible for content of this site.

We accept no responsibility for any issues that may arise from the use of the recipes found on this site.