Leonard Richardson





Leonard Richardson

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Leonard Richardson is an expert on RESTful API design, the developer of the popular Python library Beautiful Soup, and a science fiction novelist.


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I'm experimenting with writing a prologue for Situation Normal, to reduce the thrown-into-the-deep-end feeling typical of my fiction. I say 'experimenting with' rather than 'just doing it' because I wrote something and it wasn't a prologue. I'd just turned back the clock to before the book started and written a regular scene.

I don't like prologues for the very reason I'm trying to write one: th...

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“thinking of API design as resource design is a very effective way to avoid thinking about hypermedia.”
Leonard Richardson, RESTful Web APIs

“The term “statelessness” is getting at the fact that the server doesn’t care what state the client is in.”
Leonard Richardson, RESTful Web APIs

“The things you’re accustomed to are dangerous. In applications intended for use within an organization, a design based on API calls works well and is easy to develop. The API call metaphor assumes away the network boundary and lets a client invoke a method on a remote computer just like it would call the API of a local code library.”
Leonard Richardson, RESTful Web APIs



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