REST: REpresentational State Transfer. That's what it means and where it comes from, but what is it and why should we care? Hopefully, this article will take care of that part.
Written by David Shirey
You hear a lot about REST today. Of course, that does depend on where you're standing, who you're talking with, and whether you're paying attention. But if you're standing in the right spot, talking to web-oriented developers, and actually listening to what they're saying, you'll hear a lot about REST. And that's good because REST is becoming the default architecture to use for web apps today, particularly mobile. But what is REST, and how can you use it?