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September 7, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 9:35am

What is REST?

If you're thinking about starting some web development then you'll need to know what REST is and does.

By James Nunns

REST, which stands for Representational State Transfer, is a way of making sure that people can access things on your computer and to get what they asked for.

Representational State Transfer, commonly known as REST, is an architectural style used for web development.

REST replies upon a stateless, client-server, cacheable communications protocol, and an HTTP protocol is also commonly used.

Used for designing networked applications it aims to use HTTP in order to make calls between machines, which is often considered an easier thing to do than using mechanisms such as CORBA, RPC, or SOAP.

How does a REST API work?

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