This is the first part in a four part series on Lingwo.ws. In this part, we will:
- Install the reference implementation.
- Create a simple example service.
- Use "curl" to experiment using the service.
What is Lingwo.ws?
Lingwo.ws is an open specification for a way to design RESTful web services. I've described earlier why this is desirable, but to summarize:
- Shared expectations: RESTful web services can be just about anything, so long as they follow a few design principles. So, when someone says a service is RESTful, you will still need to read its documentation and learn how specifically that service works. If a service conforms to Lingwo.ws, however, this means it conforms to a specific design.