I just got done reading "Effective REST Services via .NET" by Kenn Scribner and Scott Seely. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-6125-7

I've been hearing a lot about restful services and have absorbed the basics by osmosis but always like to read a book to cement the ideas more clearly.

This book does a good job of that but goes a few steps further.

A few things I particularly liked were:

- Review of http and how the internet works, things I don't pay much attention to any more!

- While presenting "pure" restful services also pointing out practical applications that might divert a bit.

- This book has a very good tutorial on asynchronous programming.

- The examples are good if a bit complicated but do build on each other.

- Senarios and examples cross both windows and web development.

- All in C# but was easy enough to read it looks like C# only books are the future.

It was worth the read and I have a much better understanding of restful services.