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Evaluating the RESTfulness of “APIs from the Rough”

  • Nowadays, REST is the most dominant architectural style of choice at least for newly created web services. So called RESTfulness is thus really a catchword for web application, which aim to expose parts of their functionality as RESTful web services. But are those web services RESTful indeed? This paper examines the RESTfulness of ten popular RESTful APIs (including Twitter and PayPal). For this examination, the paper defines REST, its characteristics as well as its pros and cons. Furthermore, Richardson's Maturity Model is shown and utilized to analyse those selected APIs regarding their RESTfulness. As an example, a simple, RESTful web service is provided as well.

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Author:Arne KoschelGND, Irina Astrova, Maximilian Blankschyn, Dominik Schöner, Kevin Schulze
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.5220/0008166802810288
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2019
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2020/01/14
Tag:Application Programming Interface; RESTful; Representational State Transfer; Richardson Maturity Model
GND Keyword:REST <Informatik>; API
First Page:281
Last Page:288
Link to catalogue:1687344647
Institutes:Fakultät IV - Wirtschaft und Informatik
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International