RESTful architecture

REST is an abbreviation for Representational State Transfer and is an architecture style for network-based software. It was defined by Roy T. Fielding, one of the principal authors of HTTP, in his doctoral dissertation.

Since its inception in 2000 it has gradually grown in popularity and today the REST architecture is widely renowned. A lot of modern APIs claim to implement REST but the majority are in fact not RESTful.

Introduction to REST

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