Representational State Transfer

The ideas and constraints of Representational State Transfer (REST), as initiated by Roy T. Fielding, provide an architectural style of web services that in many ways suit the needs of enterprise applications better. The ideas lead to systems that are coupled more loosely with interfaces that are accessed from various clients in a uniform and straightforward way.

The REST constraint of a uniform interface requires the resources to be identified in requests using the URI in web-based systems. The resources represent our domain entities; for example, users or articles which are individually identified by URLs of the enterprise application. That said, the URLs no longer represent RPC methods, but actual domain ...

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