2 pages tagged with "rest"

Implementing AWS authentication for your own REST API

September 07, 2011 - 648 words - 4 mins
If you need to build an authentication mechanism for an HTTP-based REST API, a common approach is to use HTTP Basic - it's simple, all clients have it built-in, it's easy to test from the browser, and you can store passwords as hashes. The downside is that your credentials are transmitted in (nearly… read more

Building a REST application server in Haskell Part 1

November 07, 2010 - 453 words - 3 mins
As mentioned previously, I’m boning up on Haskell. I prefer to learn by doing, so I’m attempting to build a functioning application as part of the process. I’ve struggled to find much entry level (real application) source code, so I'll be posting my progress as I go in the hope that it will help oth… read more