This book is intended to empower you with knowledge of API design principles and best practices, such that you will be ready to design highly scalable, reusable, adaptable, and secured RESTful APIs. This book also introduces some common and some emerging patterns in the most indispensable domain of RESTful APIs.
RESTful patterns impact various layers of web services that span across multiple functions, such as CRUD operations, databases, presentation layers, applications, and infrastructure layers. Other prominent and dominant patterns in the RESTful domain include communication, integration, orchestration, security, management, software deployment, and delivery. This book will help you become familiar with the most significant patterns, such as client/server discovery, API gateways, API compositions, circuit breakers, enterprise security, content negotiation, endpoint redirection, idempotent capability, API façades, and many more essential patterns.
While this book predominantly covers medium-level to advanced-level topics about RESTful APIs, it covers a few basics of service-oriented architectures and resource-oriented web service architectures as well, to help you gain a better understanding of what’s being covered more quickly.