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Thursday, June 27, 2013

HATEOAS app structure explained through some flimsy analogy

You are in a tall, narrow view. A vibrant, neon sign overhead tells you that this is the entrance to “Stocks” – below it is one of those scrolling news tickers you might see on Times Square. In front of you lies a panel of buttons. Before you can do anything, an automatic droid introduces itself as “Searchfield”. It invites you to tell it the name of a stock you’d like to know the price of, and tells you that it will then GET the price.

You can see:

Searchfield<br/>
A button marked “Price”<br/>
A button marked “Market Cap”<br/>
A box marked “PUT trades here”<br/>

There is an exit going Back. Additionally you can go Home.

posted by Graham at 16:19  

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