25-April, 2011


REST stands for Representational State Transfer and was introduced by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation in 2000. It is basically a way of accessing resources (these are usually objects in a database) with specific urls. It also allows you to use urls to interact with these resources (edit them for instance). For example the url /people/daz/edit would allow me to edit details about myself. The url /people/daz/delete would remove me from the database.

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