Published on October 2, 2017 by ProgrammingKnowledge

REST is an architectural style which is based on web-standards and
the HTTP protocol. This style was initially described by Roy Fielding in 2000. Roy Fielding was also One of the principal authors of the HTTP specification. REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer.
The architectural style of the web.
So what does that even mean??
REST is a set of design criteria and not the physical structure (architecture) of the system REST is not tied to the ‘Web’ i.e. doesn’t depend on the mechanics of HTTP ‘Web’ applications are the most prevalent – hence RESTful architectures run off of it.
Representational State Transfer refers to transferring “representations”. You are using a “representation” of a resource to
transfer resource state which lives on the server into application state on the client.

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Jeetu Achtani
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Jeetu Achtani
22 days 46 minutes ago

Nice Tutorial

Abolfazl J
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Abolfazl J
28 days 2 hours ago

Great tutorial

Ravi Prasad
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Ravi Prasad
2 months 26 days ago

Best startup video to start our journey into REST world

Ravi Prasad
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Ravi Prasad
2 months 26 days ago

Best startup video to start our journey into REST world

Pinik Manob
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Pinik Manob
3 months 10 days ago

REST in peace ! GraphQL please 😛

Pinik Manob
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Pinik Manob
3 months 10 days ago

REST in peace ! GraphQL please 😛

rinku Bansal
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rinku Bansal
3 months 11 days ago

can u plz explain how & which tool is used to create REST SERVER?

rinku Bansal
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rinku Bansal
3 months 11 days ago

can u plz explain how & which tool is used to create REST SERVER?

soe naing
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soe naing
3 months 15 days ago

Very nice

soe naing
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soe naing
3 months 15 days ago

Very nice

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