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28 Apr 2008

Link: Chris Shiflett: URLs Can Be Beautiful

"Instead of thinking purely in hierarchies, I wanted to also make the URLs powerful statements that stand on their own."

30 Dec 2007

Postcode API

A couple of weeks ago I quickly coded a basic webservice – using Merb – for Australian Postcode data. Just got hosting for it sorted out last night, so now I can blog about it.

Postie

The emphasis is on simple – you can search by postcode or suburb, and get the data back either as a HTML page, XML, or JSON. That’s pretty much it. The request urls aren’t complicated, either:

Suburb requests use partial matching, so you don’t need the full suburb name. If you want the JSON returned with the MIME type of application/json, use the .json extension.

I’ve no plans at this point on using this, but perhaps it’s useful for someone out there – if so, would love to hear about it.

21 Oct 2007

Link: James on Software: Introducing resource_controller: Focus on what makes your controller special.

12 Apr 2007

Link: Refactoring REST: searching for an abstraction — Luke Redpath

09 Oct 2006

Link: Restful Rails :: PeepCode Ruby on Rails Screencasts

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