An Overview of REST

An Overview of REST

Jan Newmarch (Box Hill Institute, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-571-1.ch007


The REST approach was developed to describe the architecture of distributed resource access, such as the WEB. REST in comparison with WS_*stack works with the Web rather than against it and is getting increasing support of not only from developers but also from vendors. This paper explains the philosophy of REST and highlights its simplicity in accessing resources.
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