One remark that comes back often is the need for more documentation on using the Restlet framework. At the project level we have recently added “Quick Start” pages to the Web site:
We also have several efforts going on:
- Restlet Wiki to produce a reference manual (still many empty pages)
- Restlet Book to be published both as Web pages, PDF and Paperback
But that’s clearly not enough for now. However, great efforts from various Restlet users have been done, producing valuable additional documentation.
IBM developerWorks has just published a cool 27 pages tutorial written by Andrew Glover from Stelligent. It is titled “Build a RESTful Web service, An introduction to REST and the Restlet framework”. Check it out!
Avi Flax from arc90, a consulting company based in New York, has started an enthusiastic series of blog posts titled “Building RESTful Web Apps with Groovy and Restlet”. It is an interested read, actually a detailled tutorial, even if you are not particularly interested in Groovy:
- Part 1 – Up and running (followed by a discussion on Restlet and Grails)
- Part 2 – Resources
- Java Quick Tip – Restlet & Spring (by Doug Burns)
That’s a lot of nice resources to explore and a perfect opportunity to thanks all Restlet users and contributors for all their efforts. That keeps us focused on moving the Restlet project forward!
Update 1: Here are other interesting tutorials
- Philippe Van Nuijs – Restlet Resources and JSON
- Tim Peierls – Resource dependency injection in Restlet with Guice
- Sanjay Acharya – Restlet, Spring and Maven
- TMT K.K.- Restlet, JSON & Google Visualization API
Update 2: Recipes from Naviquan were removed as they are no longer available
Update 3: A complete list of Restlet tutorials is maintained on this wiki page