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[Comments] (7) : I want to put an appendix in the REST book that lists a bunch of public RESTful web services. These are real services, or real products that create services when installed, and not models for services or service toolkits. So Rails and the Atom Publishing Protocol would not be on this list, but specific instances of the APP (like the Google Calendar web service) would, and a piece of weblog software that supported the APP would as well. Here are the ones I remember mentioning in the book:

Tell me about the others in comments.

Update: I know now about this list of APP services.


Posted by Leonard at Fri Feb 09 2007 10:53

Yeah, that's the stuff.

Posted by Scott Raymond at Fri Feb 09 2007 11:22

The new Stikkit API is good stuff, especially its use of standard media types like Atom, iCal, and vCard.

Posted by Duncan Cragg at Fri Feb 09 2007 17:15

Sorry - forgot a couple of things:

* I didn't list S3 'cos you already had it

* The eBay query API is a function-call API. If RESTful, it's only 'accidentally' so (see Mark Baker).

* (c) it /is/ also about content that includes links to more content - this is where 'accidental', function call APIs usually fall over (if they haven't already fallen over by barrelling ahead with a hand-crafted schema and ignorance of cacheing).

Cheers! Good luck with the last mile on the book!


Posted by Nick Moffitt at Mon Feb 12 2007 13:49

It's an odd duck, to be sure, but surely coralcdn must qualify in its own bizarro way.


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