REST API Definition

KZero Staff
Oct 18, 2023

REST, which stands for REpresentational State Transfer, is a software architectural style for designing web services. Concurrently, REST APIs are a type of API that follows the REST architectural style, and they are a popular way for developers to build applications that interact with each other. The REST architecture’s confinements include:

  • Using HTTP verbs to represent the action that the client is requesting (such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE)
  • Using URIs to identify resources
  • Using JSON or XML to represent the data that is being transferred
  • Using a stateless protocol (meaning that the server does not need to keep track of the state of the client)
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