Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node Paperback – Dec 4 2011
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About the Author
An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit and recently contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju). When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in Kentucky, USA.
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Hypermedia is basically a black art that very few folks actually understand. I experienced this first hand as the Program Manager for a new web api framework we were building at Microsoft, as hypermedia was something that we wanted our framework to support. I immediately discovered that there was very little literature on the concept, there was no definitive reference to turn to. The guidance was mainly spread through a set of articles and through thousands of mail threads. Mike is one of the few who actually gets it having many years of experience building such systems. He is one of the foremost experts on the topic. Just head to his blog or the REST discussion list and you'll see this is the case.
I highly recommend it!
Note - although the examples in the book are implemented in nodejs, it is clearly not a book about nodejs. The language and tools are implementation details. You could easily implement these APIs in any language.