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B. DeAPI Managementhttps://doi.org/10.1007/979-8-8688-0054-2_3

3. Designing a RESTful API Interface

Brajesh De1  
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style. It is not a strict standard but provides certain guidelines and constraints. American computer scientist Roy Fielding originally described these constraints in his doctoral dissertation.

REST relies on stateless, cacheable, and client-server communication protocols like HTTP. By following the principles of REST and applying them to stateless protocols such as HTTP, developers can build API interfaces that can be used from any device or operating system. ...

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